We agree. The Canadian Values Party will invite all party members to our conventions, because we believe that being involved in your government and having your say should not be an entitlement for only those who have money.
Conservative MP Peter Kent is planning on arguing to get rid of the party’s membership fee at the Conservative policy convention in Vancouver next month, while he and other Conservative MPs are also concerned turnout for the gathering might be low because of the high cost of attending.
Mr. Kent (Thornhill, Ont.), a three-term MP and former cabinet minister, told The Hill Times last week his party must consider the option of allowing Canadians to sign up with the party at no cost.
Recently, the Conservatives Party raised its membership fee by $10 to $25, which caused veteran Conservative MP Deepak Obhrai (Calgary Forest Lawn, Alta.) to call his party “elitist.”