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Campaign finance reform to come too late for B.C. provincial election

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 @ 9:16 AM | By Amanda Jerome

The government of British Columbia is adopting reforms to its electoral financing system in an attempt to make it more transparent for voters. The amendments to the Election Act tabled on March 13 will enforce real-time reporting of donations and fundraising events. However, they won’t come in time for the May 9 provincial general election.

Rana Bokhari“We intend to strengthen transparency, which is a core principle of our system,” said Premier Christy Clark in a statement. “Equally important is that taxpayers should not have to subsidize political...