Voices comment: Referenced in the material here are submissions by Robert and Margaret Heywood here: http://www.leg.bc.ca/cmt/40thParl/session-3/leel/submissions/individuals/Heywood_Margaret_and_Robert.pdf and also Linda Heese here: http://www.leg.bc.ca/cmt/40thParl/session-3/leel/submissions/individuals/Heese_Linda.pdf. There is a link to an online survey and the deadline for written submissions is April 17th.
Public Hearings have been scheduled in British Columbia by the Special Committee on Local Elections Expense Limits from March 30th to April 9th, 2015. Written submissions can also be sent to the committee by April 17, 2015. A survey is also available online. For residents of Metro Vancouver, the Public Hearings on local election expense limits in the region are scheduled for March 30th (Surrey) and April 9th (Vancouver).
For the 2014 election, Vision Vancouver declared spending over $3.4 million, while the NPA spent $2.4 million and the Green Party of Vancouver spent $0.1 million. All candidates and parties combined spent in excess of $6.4 million on the Vancouver 2014 civic election.
While limits on expenses are a good thing, many people who expect our democracy to be healthy and fair have a huge problem with the failure…
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