Monday, May 07, 2007
Influence peddlers and five-percenters
Today, Globe and Mail columnist Norman Spector's column is about lobbyists, a group of people who undermine Canadian democracy by selling their influence, trading favours for campaign help, and manipulating politicians. At the federal and provincial level, and even in some cities, we have people who represent corporations on one day, work on the political campaigns of people they're paid to influence on the next, then are quoted anonymously in the media as party "strategists". It's wicked, and it should be stopped.