Legislation > Box 34 – Row 1 > Banning big money from recall campaigns

Recall and Initiative Act

The proposed changes to the Recall and Initiative Act will ban corporate and union contributions; limit individual British Columbians to contributing $1,200 per year to a petition proponent, a member of the legislative assembly (MLA) subject to a petition, or to any one third-party advertising sponsor; and creating a spending limit of $5,000 for third-party advertisers during a recall petition period. The $1,200 annual limit will apply to political contributions made to the MLA, the MLA’s political party or constituency association during an election. This means that individuals cannot give more than $1,200 annually for any combination of recall and political contributions.
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