...if we didn't pay these guys outrageous salaries we wouldn't get quality candidates...
-- OTTAWA -- In the past 20 years, Elections Canada hasn't prosecuted one deadbeat candidate for not repaying election debt within the deadline.You mean like this guy?
This despite the fact candidates from the 2004, 2006 and 2008 general elections owed almost $3 million in unpaid bills.
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.