QUEEN’S PARK — Mike Schreiner released the following statement in response to the Elections Act changes:
“Doug Ford’s Elections Act changes open the door to pay to play politics.
Most people don’t have $9,900 to donate politically — $3,300 to a party, $3,300 to a riding association and $3,300 to a campaign.
Even though the Conservatives are the biggest beneficiary, I do support the extension of the per vote allowance because it gives every Ontarian the opportunity to direct a donation through their vote.
And while I welcome the increased funding access for independent candidates, I’m concerned the changes to donation limits will bring more big money into Ontario politics.”