Oh, c'mon now... don't get on your high horse... this is no different than when all you knuckle-draggin', tea-baggin' neo-cons go down to your local financial institution and tell the manager to shove those outstanding mortgage payments up his pinstriped arse...
Failed 2006 Liberal leadership hopefuls won't be off the hook for the campaign debts they racked up even if they're hit with a penalty for breaching the Canada Elections Act, says Elections Canada.Hmmm... that's just like what the bank would do to any other deadbeat... except for, you know... repossessing the house, nuking your credit rating and putting a lien on your wages.
The agency's spokesman confirmed Tuesday that if and when Elections Canada throws the book at Hedy Fry, Martha Hall Findlay, Joe Volpe and Ken Dryden, they'll have to keep raising money under current leadership fundraising rules until they're in the black.
"If there's unpaid claims or loans, there's an offence," said Elections Canada spokesman John Enright. "That offence is punishable by $1,000 and or three-months in jail."
On Monday, it was confirmed Fry, Volpe, and Findlay wouldn't appeal an Ontario Superior Court ruling tossing out their request for a two-year extension to pay debts remaining from their 2006 leadership bids.Wow, I guess Orwell was right... some animals are more special than others. Maybe they can get an advance on their gold-plated MP pensions, huh?
The trio had already been given two extensions to make good on their debts.
NHL hockey Hall of Famer Ken Dryden is in a similar situation. The six-time Stanley Cup champion was on the hook for $360,000, according to Dec. 31 filings with Elections Canada.And remember, folks... these are supposedly the best & brightest the Liberal Party has to offer.
RELATED: It's only (taxpayer) money
"The first thing that struck Samuel Getachew as he campaigned on Danzig Street in the 2010 municipal election was that every house had a huge flat screen TV."**********
LAST WORD: It's a Liberal thing...
...get over it...