Poll: Saskatchewan residents reject outdated, ineffective campaign finance laws
The poll, which was commissioned by Progress Alberta and done by Mainstreet Research shows an overwhelming rejection of the status quo of campaign finance law in Saskatchewan. The vast majority of the residents of Saskatchewan do not want out of province money in their political system nor do they want donations from publicly funded institutions or registered charities in their political system either.
The poll comes on the heels of a recently published online database compiled by Progress Alberta that detailed the last nine years of corporate donations to Brad Wall’s Saskatchewan Party. The database can be viewed at BradWallTookMoneyFromWho.ca.
Accepting donations from charities, out of province actors and publicly funded institutions is unscrupulous, unprincipled and undemocratic. Wall has bizarrely tried to downplay the effect of out of province money on Saskatchewan politics and hand wave away the real demand for change on this issue. "You know, we just came through an election campaign, and I can honestly say I didn't have one voter raise it, so probably not. No plans right now for any changes," said Wall.
The results of this poll disagree with Wall's flip characterization of the issue. Saskatchewan needs campaign finance reform now.