UCP says Bill 29 will level playing field for local elections, NDP says it opens Alberta's democracy up to 'dark money' - 2020-06-24

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F0.png UCP says Bill 29 will level playing field for local elections, NDP says it opens Alberta's democracy up to 'dark money' June 24, 2020, Phil Heidenreich, Global News

The Alberta government introduced legislation on Wednesday that it says is meant to give candidates more equal opportunity in local elections and to increase voter participation.

However, the NDP says it fears the proposed changes could allow people and companies with deep pockets to have too much influence over local elections.

Bill 29, the Local Authorities Election Amendment Act, proposes a number of changes to the current legislation regarding local elections.

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{{cite news | first = Phil | last = Heidenreich | title = UCP says Bill 29 will level playing field for local elections, NDP says it opens Alberta's democracy up to 'dark money' | url = https://globalnews.ca/news/7105836/alberta-bill-29-local-elections-money-campaigns-ucp-kenney-madu/ | work = Global News | date = June 24, 2020 | accessdate = June 25, 2020 }}