Thursday, October 5, 2006

The commons of the tragedy

So this is what they mean by democracy in Canada: every citizen has an equal opportunity to subsidize other people's political beliefs which they oppose. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation has the payout to Canada's five major political parties in the third quarter alone of this year — total requisitions from general tax revenue are anticipated to be $27.4 million for just this year.

Political partyPayment amount
Bloc Québécois$727,092
Conservative Party of Canada$2,515,737
Green Party of Canada$310,867
Liberal Party of Canada$2,096,926
New Democratic Party$1,212,255