$3 MILLION per municipal party election spending ‘limit’ recommendation going to BC legislature. Public comments until Nov 27 (Fri)

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(Updated Nov 20. Don’t be mislead by headlines. The legislation be proposed has HUGE gaps, and will not solve the problems of excessive influence of corporate and union donations in B.C. municipal elections. Many people should go on record saying the proposed changes are not enough.)

Big money in civic politics is driving the political agenda. We see this everyday in Vancouver.

The Province has announced that it will be looking at adopting the recent committee recommendations on ‘spending limits’ for the 2018 election. These are almost meaningless, as unlimited corporate and union donations will still be allowed, with no practical upper limit. Parties running a full slate in Vancouver would be able to spend $3 million each during the election in 2018. Further details are contained in the following news release:

https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2015CSCD0049-001758

Concerned citizens are encouraged to comment here by November 27…

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