Friday, December 4, 2009

A little common sense

So Rosann Wowchuk got caught breaking the Election Finances Act.

I understand the intent of this rule. The governing party shouldn't be allowed to influence by-elections through advertisements or announcements. Pretty simple.

But the law should not be enforced so stringently. Can someone explain to me how giving a small cheque in Brandon is going to influence voters in Elmwood and The Pas? A little common sense please.


  1. Because in politics, larger infractions are always justified and rationalized by someone else's smaller infractions?

    Because it's uncumbent on elections officials to enforce the letter of the law at all times to preserve the one best source of their neutrality?

  2. Nice try anon. The truth is that it's a non issue.