In defence of money in politics, really

Political fundraising, in my view, is actually good for democracy.

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, pictured in this file photo with Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard. Political fundraising may not be ideal, but it’s more ideal than the alternative. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, voluntary fundraising is the worst way to raise money for political parties, except for every other way.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

PUBLISHED :Monday, Aug. 15, 2016 12:00 AM

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