A Vancouver city councilor says new rules limiting municipal election spending don’t go nearly far enough.
Andrea Reimer says she’s glad the province is finally moving to reform how civic elections are financed.
But she says proposed new rules, which limit what a candidate can spend, are missing half of the equation–political donations.
“You know, it’s really straightforward. You need to limit the amount any one individual can give. We had a situation in 2011 where we had a single individual give a million dollars.”
Reimer says a reform plan that doesn’t put a cap on donations or ban corporate and union contributions, will do little to keep undue influence out of civic politics.