January 3, 2017 •
Effective January 1, Corporations Prohibited from Making Political Contributions in Ontario, Canada
On January 1, the Election Finances Statute Law Amendment Act took effect, prohibiting political contributions from corporations and labor unions and lowering the province’s contribution limits from individuals.
The new law also prohibits all provincial politicians, candidates, and senior political staffers from attending fundraising events, with certain exceptions.
Third-parties, who currently face no spending restrictions on advertising, are now limited to $100,000 per election period and $600,000 in the six months before a general election is called.
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