Reforming local government – Comments on BC Province & UBCM proposals on election finance & disclosure (Jonathan Baker)

Rumour has it that the UBCM passed a motion today to extend Councillors terms to four years (a recommendation in the White Paper)

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JB 2013This is an important read. Leading municipal lawyer Jonathan Baker has written a blog article, “Reforming Local Government,” about the September 9, 2013 White Paper by the B.C. Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development on proposed changes to local government election finance and disclosure. Below are a few excerpted points, and a link to his whole article. It is highly recommended reading. But first, the quick background. 

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