Thursday, June 18, 2015

New column day

Here, on how Alberta's strengthened political financing rules under Rachel Notley's NDP only highlight how far Saskatchewan has fallen behind.

For further reading...
- Bill 1 is here (PDF), while Alberta's legislation which it amends to prohibit organizational donations is the Election Finances and Contributions Disclosure Act, RSA 2000, c E-2 found here. And by way of comparison, the closest Saskatchewan has to the current or amended versions of sections 16 and 17 of that legislation is section 242 of the Election Act, 1996, SS 1996, c E-6.01 here.
- I'll point again to Barret Weber's study of the state of Alberta's law, along with David Climenhaga's column. For reaction from the political parties to Bill 1, see Emily Mertz' report. And Elise Stolte reports that Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson is also looking to bar corporate contributions on the municipal scene in Alberta.
- Finally, for those interested in digging into Saskatchewan's past political contributions, Elections Saskatchewan's annual returns page is here.

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