Alberta's NDP response to Question 08

Question: What will you do to improve campaign finance and disclosure legislation for Calgary and other municipalities in Alberta? 

Answer: The Conservative government should do more to address the weaknesses and flaws of the laws for provincial election finances as a top priority, rather than focusing on municipal elections. The provincial laws need to be improved.

Generally the NDP believes it’s important to reduce the role of big money in both provincial and municipal elections.  This includes the position that donations from corporations and unions should be ended. The NDP would ensure a higher degree of transparency in how parties and candidates in provincial elections finance their campaigns. We would work with municipalities to ensure a similar level of transparency in municipal elections.

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