Democratic Institutions Minister Karina Gouldâ€™s political financing bill doesnâ€™t do any real harm, but doesnâ€™t do any good either, opposition MPs suggested at the Procedure and House Affairs Committee as members began their study on Bill C-50 last week. The government could have gone further and taken a page from their Ontario Liberal cousins to ban so-called cash-for-access fundraisers outright, said opposition MPs. But Conservative MPs also suggested that in some ways Ms. Gould's bill goes too far.
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