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John Bryden

Canadian Member of Parliament for the Liberal Party of Canada


Because government grants enable organizations to exist without active memberships, they are not troubled by internal accountability. This might be all right if the government money came with some strings attached, with a requirement to show how well the government money was spent. Alas this is not the case.

1994 - from his federal report on grants to organizations, quoted by Martin Loney in "Another Day, Another Slush Fund", published in the National Post, Jan 24, 2000