We can modify this Conservative proposal and save even MORE tax-payer funds:
1) Put a moratorium on non-writ period spending and ads
2) Put a much, much smaller cap on election spending (this will make the field a lot fairer). It will allow smaller parties to compete, and force the politicians to actually TALK TO THE VOTERS, rather than hide behind slick ads... Election spending costs the tax-payers in REBATES. A rich Conservative Party can tap into more REBATES from the tax-payers. Why don't we cut that as well? It's time we consider it.
Let Harper have his way, but let's add the above changes. If these two WesternGrit suggestions are adopted, then there is no way the imbalance between Conservative riches and Lib/NDP/Bloc/Green poverty will mean anything.