Sneaky move by Tories opens door for corporate political donations - 2019-03-28

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F94.png Sneaky move by Tories opens door for corporate political donations March 28, 2019, Nathalie Des Rosiers, Toronto Star

In 2016, the Ontario Legislature unanimously passed a comprehensive electoral financing bill, banning corporate and union donations.

Ontario was a latecomer. Ottawa and most other provinces had already implemented this reform. Better late than never.

One of the concerns the legislature had at the time was that corporations and unions, with a wink and a nod, could circumvent the intent of the bill by giving employees or members money to pass on to a political party under the guise of an individual donation.

To address this concern, the bill included a clause requiring donors to certify that the money came from their own pockets.

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{{cite news | first = Nathalie Des | last = Rosiers | title = Sneaky move by Tories opens door for corporate political donations | url = https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2019/03/28/sneaky-move-by-tories-opens-door-for-corporate-political-donations.html | work = Toronto Star | date = March 28, 2019 | accessdate = April 25, 2019 }}