View Royal passes electoral finance reform motion

(Victoria, 2 July 2012) – IntegrityBC extends its appreciation to the Town of View Royal Council for passing a motion in support of electoral finance reform at its June 19th council meeting.

The town’s motion reads: “THAT Council supports in principle limitations to union, corporate and personal campaign donations.”

View Royal joins the City of Vancouver in support of electoral finance reform. In January, Vancouver council  unanimously passed a motion calling for an annual cap on donations to local candidates and elector organizations; a ban on union and corporate donations; set election spending limits; and a requirement for continuous disclosure of donations and expenses.

The BC NDP, Conservative party, Green party and BC First have all stated support for many comparable reforms.

Last October, IntegrityBC launched its “Who really runs BC?” campaign calling for an overhaul of B.C.’s antiquated electoral finance laws, including an outright ban on corporate and union donations and a cap on individual donations.

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IntegrityBC is a non-partisan voice championing accountability and integrity in BC politics. By empowering British Columbians, IntegrityBC hopes to changes politics in BC and allow citizens to regain trust in our government.

For more information:
Dermod Travis
Executive Director, IntegrityBC
250-590-5126