BC FIPA’s submission in local government election reform consultation

BC FIPA, today, submitted a letter to the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development in the context of its consultation on local government election reform.

BC FIPA strongly opposes provisions on third party spending limits and believes the lack of a minimum spending threshold in the provisions makes them unconstitutional violations of freedom of expression protected under s. 2(b) of the Charter. BC FIPA is currently challenging similar provisions in the provincial Election Act.

BC FIPA also notes that the Local Government Elections Task Force suggested the establishment of a minimum spending threshold in its 2010 report.

Read the letter (pdf).