From: Josie Beamish, thenorthbaybay.ca intern
ONTARIO — With a snap election on the horizon, political parties everywhere are in full force raising funds to make the best of their campaigns leading up to the big day.
While all parties require some form of fundraising during elections, perhaps none are so spectacularly forward about needing a constant flow of capital as the Ontario PC Party.
Already embroiled in controversy over the mailing of invoices to many PC supporters, the party has I now contemplating asking their voter base to switch to a pre-authorized debit each month.
“We all know that political parties rip through cash like your old ’95 Saab burns through gas,” says a spokesperson for the Ontario PC Party. “Especially during the ramp up to an election.”
“By allowing the Ontario PC Party to debit a minimum of $300 a month automatically, you’re ensuring we’ll have enough gas to make it to the next station, and maybe a few extra dollars for an egg salad sandwich or something.”
Whether the voting populace of North Bay can afford an additional $300 knocked off their monthly income is uncertain, with many local PC supporters still making payments on cash advances taken out for last month’s $1000 burger fundraiser.
“Don’t think of it as an extra $300 burden,” continues the nameless spokesperson, “think of it as $300 a month (or a mere $3600 per year) that you might not even have under a possible Liberal or NDP government.”
“Please, we beg of you, just give us your money.”