Public Hearing on Local Election Spending
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