Money and parties: history of party finance, recent data, courts and third party advertising, the 2003 law, loopholes. Pc fund of canada fundraising firm for the pcs. The new cons might be using the same pr firm. The articles that we were to have read for class today since they have been written, the laws have changed again. The reason the macdonald govt fell was because of the pacific finance scandal (cpr in the west). It became public, and the liberals came in without an election. They tarnish parties and the images of leaders. Over time, whereas macdonald was directly involved, party leaders and parties have created an arms" length group that raises money on their behalf. Generally, the leaders get to pick the people who run this. The cons, in this case, also put them into the senate. It"s a racketeer assigned to collect and distribute pay off money.