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Public Hearing on Local Election Spending

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 @ 3:50 AM

Prince George, B.C. – The Legislative Committee that  is looking at  possible spending limits for candidates  and third parties in  local elections  will be holding public hearings including sessions in Prince George, Terrace and Ft. S. John.

The Committee will be examining  whether there should be limits on campaign spending by mayors, councillors, school trustees and other offices. The
all-party committee is also examining expense limit amounts for third  party advertisers.

Stakeholders and members of the general pubic re being invited to make submissions.  The deadline is April 17th.

While the exact locations  have yet to be announced,  there will be a public hearing in Prince George on April 1st from 8 am to 11 am while  hearings  in Terrace and Ft. St. John will be held on March 31st,   with the Terrace session set for 8am- 11am  and from 4:30 – 7:30 in Fort St. John.

“We want to continue hearing from British Columbians about what would be appropriate local elections expense limits for candidates and third party
advertisers,” said committee chair Jackie Tegart.

To make a written submission, or to learn more about the work of the committee, please visit: www.leg.bc.ca/cmt/leel


A total of $5000. That’s it.. Will stop the “donations” from people looking for favours down the road.

Will also limit the amount of signage we get to put up with.

Perfect example was green.. She spent over $80,000 to get $100,000 salary.. Bought the election and we are paying still for her massive incompetance

I think it should be illegal for media to accept paid ads by politicians. They should have to cover all candidates equally through a system that most clearly gives the voters an outline of the candidate and allows for candidate comparisons.

At minimum if a media outlet accepts government advertising then it should not be accepting candidate campaign fund advertising. Outlaw it and then put limits on the amount candidates can accept in campaign donations.

We are at the point now where our democracy is sold to the highest bidder.

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