“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?”
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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