The NDP gets a gift:
A total of $1.6-million the NDP received in a bequeathed contribution from a deceased Second World War veteran and former college professor came about only after the party agreed to an out-of-court settlement with the man’s sole heir—a daughter who had challenged her father’s last will and testament when it left her just $25,000.
And here's the kicker:
But the court file shows the litigation was based on claims from Ms. De Simone that her father had dementia and was not capable of making the decision when he elected to will such a large amount to the New Democrats.
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The article doesn't explain how a college professor came to acquire that much money. The professors I've met over the years tend to be financial scatterbrains. My mother actually worked for a law professor who was so disorganized that he had less money in the bank than her. The absent minded professor isn't just a cliche, it's often a reality. But heck, perhaps the individual in question was better organized than most.
Now look at this story from the NDP's perspective. You spend eighty years railing against the rich and then, bang, a rich man gives you money. This has happened before to the NDP, they just don't talk about it very much. A bit hard to say you're fighting for the working man while taking the money of the filthy rich. The same rule of optics applies in the United States where the DNC attacks the Koch brothers with a fanatical zeal, while making no mention whatever of a certain George Soros.