Campaign Finance Reform update – Expense limits for local elections too little too late? Action needed.

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Campaign finance reform is one of the most important tasks required to fix serious ills corrupting our civic system (click for image). The provincial government is looking at making some legislative changes in 2014 and 2017, but they appear likely to fall far short of what is needed. For citizens who wish to take action, please sign our petition calling for five critical reforms, and encourage your MLA to push for them. For the latest update on provincial moves, read on…

In the ongoing process of considering future changes to legislation, the Province of British Columbia just recently posted a discussion paper on expense limits for local elections. Changes specifically related to expenditure limits are only proposed to come into effect after the 2014 municipal elections. The Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development webpage states: “Expense limits will not be implemented in 2014″.

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