Thursday, November 6, 2014

Your thoughts on private money in municipal elections?

Dear Saanich South Residents,

The BC Legislature’s Special Committee on Local Elections Expense Limits is currently conducting public consultations on principles for local elections expense limits. 

In particular, the Committee is examining principles for the relationship between elector organizations and their candidates with respect to expense limits and principles for establishing expense limits for third party advertisers, including whether there should be an overarching, cumulative limit on third party spending such as exists in provincial general elections.

Public consultation opportunities include written submissions, video and audio file submissions and participating in an online questionnaire – all available on the Committee’s website at

In addition, presentation opportunities are still available. There is one in Victoria:

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 – 10:00 am – 12 noon

Douglas Fir Committee Room (Room 226), Parliament Buildings, Victoria

With thanks to the Deputy Clerk Kate Ryan-Lloyd.


PS. The Opposition has long called for union and corporate donations to be banned from municipal (and provincial) elections. To see more have a look at this article in the Georgia Straight