August 28, 2017 •
Democratic Institutions Minister Anticipates More Election Law Legislation
Legislation to be submitted this fall may require increased reporting requirements for third parties involved in Canadian federal elections.
Minister of Democratic Institutions Karina Gould, speaking with the National Post, suggested “her office is ‘looking at’ expanding reporting requirements beyond the six-month lead-up.” This and other changes to election law may be presented as legislation to the Parliament of Canada later this year.
Another proposed piece of legislation includes changing the time limit on election campaigns. Two previous pieces of campaign finance legislation, Bill C-33 and Bill C-50, are currently still in parliament.
Gould indicated there may be an additional election law related bill submitted, but stated, “I don’t want to present too many pieces of legislation,” according to the National Post.
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