Time to crack down on no-holds-barred civic election financing (Peter Ladner in Business in Vancouver, 22-Apr-2014)

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BC Legislature This important article was published today, written by Peter Ladner — co-founder of Business in Vancouver , former Vancouver City councillor, and fellow at the SFU Centre for Dialogue.

Below is a short summary, but we encourage people to read the whole article, spread the word, and contact your MLA to tell them what you think. Write letters to the editor of your favourite newspaper. Call in to the radio. Bills 20 and 21 are in committee now and back for final reading within days or weeks.

Time to crack down on no-holds-barred civic election financing
by Peter Ladner, in Business in Vancouver, 22-April-2014
Full article here.

Provincial legislation has to cover all municipalities, but this financing fire is burning brightest by far in Vancouver. That’s where it really needs to be doused. 

You would think, after one donor (developer Robert Macdonald) contributed $960,000 to the Non-Partisan Association (NPA) campaign…

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