my thought process highlights this lil' ditty from the article you quoted from but, conveniently, failed to provide a link for:
Soooo, by you thought process...
weasels! What was the Harper Conservative beef... did someone set up a free bar at the NDP convention? But hey now, don't Harper Conservatives know that corporations/unions are people! Didn't they get their U.S. Republican marching orders yet?
The Conservative Party of Canada had lodged a formal complaint with Elections Canada following the convention, underlining that union and corporate donations are banned in Canada.
in any case, I'm sure your zeal brings a heartfelt tear from both Gerstein and Finley - hey now... did you know Harper made them Senators for their in-and-out contributions?