Thomas Lukaszuk's response to Question 5
Question 5: What will you do to improve campaign finance and disclosure legislation for Calgary and other municipalities in Alberta?
I have spoken during this campaign about the need for democratic reform. It is key to increasing openness and transparency. My focus has been on the provincial level, but I am very open to working with our towns and cities to create that same transparency at the municipal level.
Campaign funding is necessary for candidates to communicate their vision and ideas, but the worst political systems are ones where the candidate with the most money is guaranteed to win. Openness is essential to any thriving democracy. I have committed to releasing my donor list prior to the first ballot so Albertans can see who is backing me before they cast their vote, and I hope my fellow candidates will do the same.
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