Today in Politics and Podcast: More Debate on Fundraising Changes

Today in Politics and Podcast: More Debate on Fundraising Changes

February 2, 2018


MPs are expected to return to Bill C-50, the government’s legislation on political financing that’s designed to make public more information on party fundraisers.

The disclosure would apply to events involving the prime minister, cabinet ministers, party leaders, and leadership candidates. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau attended such a fundraiser last night in downtown Edmonton. It would also apply to any event that costs more than $200 to attend.

C-50 would require such events to be publicly announced at least five days in advance, with the names and addresses of attendees reported to Elections Canada for public disclosure.

Meanwhile, Trudeau holds his third town-hall event of the week, this time in Nanaimo, B.C., at 2pm ET / 11am PT.

-Andrew Thomson

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