Government of Alberta Local Authorities Election Act Engagement
The Government of Alberta is asking for feedback from Albertans on how local elections are conducted in municipalities, school boards, Metis Settlements, and irrigation districts.
We encourage our supporters to take some time in filling out this survey, which will be open until July 31, 2018. Our recommendations for municipal elections include:
- Corporate and union contributions should be banned
- Campaign finance laws should not allow wealthy individuals to have undue influence on election outcomes and should help create a level playing field for candidates
- Transparency measures must be robust
- Campaigns should have a spending cap of $50,000 or less