There is zero accountability for a donation, and the amount is ridiculously high. Better have every donation routed through a central commission where it is fully documented first, then sent to the political party (yes, like that in Quebec). The donation is so high that ordinary low income folks are left out of the process. A low income person may be able to afford 10 or maybe 20 dollars, but one person donating 1200 dollars can get 60 times 'bang for the buck'. the max donation should be capped at 25 dollars. I agree with government funding for political parties based on the popularity vote. However, that should fund every party that fields candidates in the previous election.
Thank you for your feedback Al. We agree!!! A lower per individual limit would be more accessible for everyone, however, during negotiation with the NDP government, $1200 per individual a year was the compromise made between the two parties.
Here is more on the consultation process from an article in the Globe and Mail: https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/horgans-fundraising-policy-reversal-tied-to-greens-insiders-say/article36338684/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&