Editorial: Mining company cash to politicians leaves a stench

Editorial: Mining company cash to politicians leaves a stench.

Voters pay attention – local election November 15th:

Ask candidates if they are accepting donations from developers or unions – if so, support another candidate.   Too much to ponder whether someone will be acting in the public interest.

from the Vancouver Sun and quoting in part:

It is precisely because no British Columbian ever should be left to wonder about a such potential conflict that B.C.’s excessively permissive system of political donations needs to be reined in.

As it happens, B.C. joins Saskatchewan, Newfoundland and P.E.I. as having the most liberal political donation rules in Canada.

Election BC’s Don Main explains: “There are no limits to contributions in B.C. at either the provincial or local elections level. Corporations and individuals (and trade unions) from anywhere in the world can make political contributions of any amount,” as long as their donations are not anonymous.

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