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Special Committee extends its consultation period on local elections expense limits

By Contributor
November 20th, 2014

The BC Government announced the Special Committee on Local Elections Expense Limits has extended its consultation period on principles related to local elections expense limits for elector organizations and third party advertisers.

Additional public hearings will be held in Victoria on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 and in Surrey on Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014.

The new deadline for written submissions is Friday, Dec. 5, 2014.

The committee has already received valuable submissions from stakeholders and the public, and is seeking further input on principles for the relationship between elector organizations and their endorsed candidates with respect to expense limits; and principles for establishing expense limits for third party advertisers.

“Stakeholders, including candidates, elector organizations and third party advertisers, and the public are invited to make a written submission to the committee or to register to make a presentation at the public hearings in Victoria or Surrey,” said committee chair Jackie Tegart.

“All input will be carefully considered and is critical to ensure that our recommendations to the Legislative Assembly take into account the views of British Columbians,” said deputy chair Selina Robinson.

To register to appear in-person or by teleconference, to make a written submission, or to complete the online questionnaire, please visit:

In 2015, the committee will begin work on the second phase of its mandate related to expense limit amounts for local elections candidates and for third party advertisers.

The Special Committee on Local Elections Expense Limits is an all-party committee of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. The committee’s members are:

Jackie Tegart, MLA – Chair – Fraser-Nicola

Selina Robinson, MLA – Deputy Chair – Coquitlam-Maillardville

Mike Bernier, MLA – Peace River South

Gary Holman, MLA – Saanich North and the Islands

Marvin Hunt, MLA – Surrey-Panorama

Jenny Wai Ching Kwan, MLA – Vancouver-Mount Pleasant

Linda Reimer, MLA – Port Moody-Coquitlam

Sam Sullivan, MLA – Vancouver-False Creek

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