Amendments to the Local Government Campaign Financing Act will strengthen local elections campaign financing rules, and increase accountability and transparency in local elections to ensure people – and not big money – are at the centre of community politics throughout British Columbia.
Local election campaign financing rules will be more transparent and equitable for everyone under this legislation. Amendments to the Local Election Campaign Financing Act will increase accountability for election participants and modernize and strengthen the tools used to investigate violations of those rules. The legislation – if passed – will increase the length of time advertising is regulated before an election period begins to make it easier to identify who is sponsoring advertisements. The legislation will also require local political parties to register with Elections BC, and limits sponsorship contributions to $1,200 dollars to match the provincial campaign contribution limit. It also makes minor amendments to the Local Government Act, Community Charter and School act to help local governments in administering elections.