January 10, 2006

Why won't Harper reveal his donors?

During the January 9th leader's debate, Stephen Harper claimed that he had
revealed all the donors to his leadership campaigns. Let's take a look at the facts:
Harper did not reveal over 99 percent of the names of the donors to his 2002 campaign to become leader of the Canadian Alliance. He revealed only 0.56 percent of the names of the donors to his 2002 leadership campaign (and only 54 out of the 64 highest donors over $1075.00). The missing donors account for 28 percent of the monetary contributions to Harper's leadership campaign. In addition, Mr. Harper was once President of the National Citizens Coalition - a group that does not reveal its donors and fights against third party advertising laws and spending limits. Harper owes his initial election as a MP in 1993 to a $50,000 advertising campaign by this same organization targeted at his opponent. Harper voted against the Liberal government's political party financing legislation that limited corporate and union donations to political parties. And finally he has been quoted as saying he will do away with all restrictions on big-money advertising during election campaigns if he becomes Prime Minister. Hopefully that day never comes. It's funny that a person who has based most of his campaign on the fight for honesty and accountability in government should have "hidden" secrets of his own.

5 Commentaires:

Blogger rossco a dit...

The National Citizen's Coalalition, PC's Party & Harper are all clients of McLaughlin & Ass. a New York consultant firm. Could be a pipeline? Check out thier client list at www.McLaughlinOnline.com

1/11/2006 1:07 AM  
Blogger CanadianTruth a dit...

Why won't Martin reveal who received adscam money?

1/11/2006 1:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

You guys can stop sucking up to Paul Martin now. After last night's horrible performance reeking of desperation, another controversy over a slandering attack ad, and Option Canada, the Liberals have finally thrown themselves out onto the street.

1/11/2006 12:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

Why won't Martin reveal all of his donor from his unsuccessful leadership bids?

1/11/2006 7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous a dit...

Oddly enough, it used to be at this link:

http://www.mclaughlinonline.com/aboutus/abtjm.htm

but it's gone...hmmm...

"John McLaughlin has worked professionally as a strategic consultant and pollster for twenty years. During this time he has earned a reputation for helping to guide underdog Republicans and conservative challengers to victory. He has worked across America and internationally in hundreds of campaigns.

Within the past year, John McLaughlin has helped elect Iain Duncan Smith, the leader of the Conservative Party (United Kingdom); Stephen Harper, the leader of the Canadian Alliance Party (Canada); Virginia Attorney General Jerry Kilgore; and a historic 30-seat Republican majority in the Virginia House of Delegates...."

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The new bio:

http://www.mclaughlinonline.com/aboutus/abtjohn.htm

Doesn't mention Harper. Strange, that...

But this does:

http://www.mclaughlinonline.com/aboutus/assoc.htm#banks

Abroad, he has processed a number of surveys for Canada's National Citizens Coalition, and Conservative Party (Canada) Leader Stephen Harper.

Hmmm...

1/12/2006 11:40 PM  

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