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Media Advisory: Disclosure of Political Contributions Discussion Paper Available

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2016

VICTORIA – A discussion paper on the more frequent disclosure of political contributions is now available.

The discussion paper was written in response to a request received by the Chief Electoral Officer from the Attorney General to “undertake a process of evaluating the requirements for more frequent contribution reporting” and give consideration to the following questions:

  • How much time would be required to develop a proposal and to implement ‘real time disclosure’?
  • What cost would be involved?
  • What legislative changes would be required?
  • Are there precedents in other jurisdictions that could be considered?

The discussion paper addresses these questions and summarizes the frequency of disclosure of political contributions in Canada and the United States and identifies options for implementing more frequent disclosure of political contributions in B.C.

The discussion paper is available on the Elections BC website at: http://elections.bc.ca/docs/2016-Disclosure-of-Political-Contributions_Discussion-Paper.pdf

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Contact:
Amie Foster
A/Communications Manager
Elections BC
Phone: 250-387-1709
Email: Amie.Foster@elections.bc.ca
Website: elections.bc.ca

Elections BC is the independent, non-partisan Office of the Legislature responsible for administering electoral processes in British Columbia under the Election Act, Local Elections Campaign Financing Act, Recall and Initiative Act and Referendum Act.