Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bloc: A Separtist Fantasyland Paid For By Taxpayers

The Liberal Party decided unilaterally to change the rules regarding how politicial parties raise funds. In 1993 fourteen political parties were able to participate in the general election.
A great summary on Election Finance Reform called  Canadian Campaign Finance Reform Since 2000: Path Dependent or Dynamic? is a must read. It provide a background with details regarding court cases and challenges in the changes.
Another site is Mapleleafweb Campaign Finance Legislation Examining Canada’s past and present election expenses legislation.
Why is Gilles Duceppe so unhappy about Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia having additional seats in the Federal Parliament?
The Bloc greatly benefit from the divided federalist political parties in Quebec since their inception. The changes in the political pay subsidy has allowed the Bloc to benefit the most.
Why are we supporting a political party subsidy transfers to subsidize a separtist political party in 2008 that was passed unilaterally by the Liberals?

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The_Iceman said...

Separatist Fantasyland! I love it. Wouldn't that make a great theme park? I feel like I should write a sketch and send it to this hour has 22 minutes.

What are the rides at Separatist Fantasyland? The "popular support" roller coaster, which mostly travels on a gradual downward spiral with the odd peak and valley.

Patrick Ross said...

Well, let's face it: it is a fantasyland.

Should Gilles Duceppe ever manage to win significant advances for Quebec separatism as a member of Parliament, he will have done it with significant financial support from the rest of the country, however unwilling.

But the irony would be this: if Quebec separates, the flow of funding from Alberta to Quebec would be instantly cut off. Then his new "sovereign state" would either have to disavow all the false progressive promises he and his ilk have made, revealing them for what they truly are.

One could see a fascist state in Quebec within a generation.

All the more reason for Canadians to fight tooth & nail against Quebec separatism.

CanadianSense said...


I have no problem with people voting for a separtist party, just fund it yourself.

In 2008 we kept hearing about the majority of 62% who supported the secret coalition after the general election.

In our next election I want that coalition and their agenda on the ballot and their platform front and centre.

Hopefully I have demostrated the Bloc are not supported by the majority in or outside Quebec and they greatly benefit from preventing any changes to the system or changes to political party welfare.