The Problem Of Changing Election Rules

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“Coun. Tobi Nussbaum’s motion earlier this year to ask the province to give the city the power to ban corporate and union donations if it so desired — a power that was granted to Toronto a decade ago — failed miserably. This underlines the problem of leaving the responsibility of changing election rules to the folks who were successful under current rules. Where’s the impetus for reform?”

– Joanne Chianello, Citizen columnist

And here’s some more from that column:

“That’s why the province should automatically give all municipalities the option of passing bylaws that prohibit these sorts of contributions.”


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