Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:36 am Post subject: LPC 'in and out' fund raising
The LPC continues to raise funds for its Leadership 'non race', in what appears to be a scheme for an 'in and out' transfer of money to the LPC that effectively raises the yearly personal contribution limit by $1,100.
It seems that Bob Rae is in a curious position continuing to fund raise for his Campaign when he clearly withdrew from the leadership race in Dec 08.
Bob Rae Drops Out Of Liberal Leadership Race
Tuesday December 9, 2008
For whatever reason, Bob Rae saw the light, and then stepped away from it.
The former NDP Ontario Premier, current Liberal MP and would-be Grit boss bowed out of an impromptu leadership race Tuesday, announcing he would no longer stand in the way of Michael Ignatieff's ascent to the party's top position.
"The Liberal Party of Canada requires a new permanent leader to be in place before parliament returns at the end of January," Rae said at a midday press conference.
"Mr. Michael Ignatieff has put forward his candidacy for the interim leadership of the Liberal Party. I am not a candidate for the interim leadership. Nor shall I pursue my candidacy for the party leadership at the Vancouver convention."
Rae also offered his "full and unqualified support" to Ignatieff, clearing the way for his former college roommate to be acclaimed as the party's interim leader on Dec. 17.
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Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 6:18 pm Post subject:
yeah this whole thing does not look normal as rae clearly dropped out and not involved in any sort of leadership campaign at the moment . there is no need for them to be campaigning or raising funds towards a leadership campaign . they might owe money on leadership debts as they say but shouldn't need money for a campaign that is not happening .
I was treated on this matter is exactly why the Liberal Party needs to be cleaned up. This fundraising scheme smelled from here to the high heavens. But because Ignatieff was doing it all sorts of people went into defense mode and accused me of being a Tory. THAT IS NOT THE TYPE OF PARTY WE SHOULD BE. I am a loyal Liberal and my post was that of a loyal Liberal. I also criticized the Harper Conservatives for their in/out scheme and went one step further and said that I think that scheme IS illegal.
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Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2009 8:57 pm Post subject:
A couple more interesting links. "A True Meech Lake Story" which was an article on how grassroots Liberals were shafted at a policy conference where the David Peterson-dominated Liberals ensured the failure of an anti-Meech Lake resolution. Not the best written piece, but a fascinating insight into how the Liberal machine worked to get what it wanted from the grassroots.
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