Over on Frogblog, Green party co-leader Dr Russel Norman highlights some of the details of Canada's election funding regime. At the beginning of this year they brought in new laws which barred donations by foreigners and corporations, set a C$1,100 / year donation cap, and extended the deadline for prosecuting violations to ten years. Strangely, the Canadian party system has not yet collapsed under the administrative load, nor have the parties gone bankrupt (arguments made by the National party against similar moves here).
This is what we should be doing here. Unfortunately, form the leaks, Labour's policies may not live up to Helen Clark's rhetoric.