Monday, May 6, 2013

5956...National Post, The, Down On 10 Per Centers

10 per centers are political pamphlets, usually very partisan, that MPs are allowed to send free-to-the-MP to 10 per cent of the households in their riding.

It usta be, back in the halcyon days of the Martin era, 2010, that said 10 per centers were transferable.  That means that a safe Tory seat in Calgary could use its 10 per centers on another riding, a swingish riding like Ottawa-Orleans.  Prime Minister Martin put a stop to that.

Saturday The National Post editorialized that all 10 per centers should be stopped.  Their rational, a sound one, is that they are nothing more than campaign brochures and their is a proper way to handle campaign brochures and it shouldn't be on the taxpayers dime.

Good on them.


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