Former chief electoral officer calls for next federal government to close loophole in third-party donation law - 2019-10-16

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F132.png Former chief electoral officer calls for next federal government to close loophole in third-party donation law October 16, 2019, James Keller, Globe and Mail

Former chief electoral officer Jean-Pierre Kingsley says the next federal government must close a gap in the law that allowed the Manning Centre to raise money and then pass it along to third-party groups without disclosing the source of those donations.

Mr. Kingsley, who oversaw Canada's elections when spending limits and disclosure rules were imposed on third-party groups more than a decade ago, said the Manning Centre's decision to withhold the names of its donors, whose money it then distributed to a network of anti-Liberal groups, runs counter to the spirit of the law.

"If significant contributions can be made and the donors are not known, then Canadians are lacking that piece of knowledge, which the legislation was supposed to provide to them," Mr. Kingsley said in an interview Wednesday.

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