Today's Toronto Star has an article describing the new Liberal fundraising tactic of developing small grassroots donations. But Stephane Dion himself doesn't seem to favour donating to the Liberal Party, since he didn't donate to it during 2007. Going through the Elections Canada lists of donors over $200, Dion's name is suspiciously absent from the list.
Dion encourages rank-and-file members to donate, proclaiming the "giving to your party is the best way to give to your country," yet he, with his 218,000+ salary, he can't spare a few hundred dollars for the Liberals.
Maybe Dion, like most Canadians, realizes that the Liberals are hopelessly out of touch with Canadians and have no hope of winning the next election, and has decided to avoid betting his money on a losing horse.
When searching the database of Liberal Donors for "Dion", only the following entries appear:
No Stephane Dion. How can this man encourage Canadians to donate to the Liberals, when he doesn't support his own party financially?