Resolutions being considered at the UBCM Convention (Sep 17-20):
Page 84 refers to civic campaign spending and donations. However, there is another point of view that even without union and corporate donations, the candidates with that support would still have the labour available to conduct campaigns (phone banks etc):
from Integrity BC:
In the 2011 election, Vision Vancouver, the NPA, & COPE spent $5 million. The largest single donation? $960,000. Next month the UBCM will be debating a motion to support Vancouver’s request to cap civic campaign spending & donations in time for the 2014 elections. Most Canadian cities already do. This motion is being sponsored by the City of Vancouver.
• set limits on the annual amount of contributions that can be given by an individual or organization to an elector…
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