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Pay to play politics

Mike Schreiner released the following statement in response to the Elections Act changes:

 

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.”