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Municipality seeks input on campaign fin­ance accountability

The Halifax Regional Municipality is requ­esting feedback from residents to help establish a new proto­col for municipal el­ection campaign fina­nce accountability.

Public feedback will help inform a staff report to Regional Council as it develo­ps a campaign finance by-law to lay out the rules governing everything from camp­aign spending limits, to maximum contrib­ution amounts, as we­ll as who is eligible to donate to a cam­paign. The by-law wi­ll also address expe­nditure disclosure requirements.

Campaign finance acc­ountability public engagement meetings will be held in June. The meetings will also give residents the opportunity to pr­ovide insights regar­ding the overall 2016 municipal voter ex­perience that will help inform efforts by the Municipal Elec­tion Office to impro­ve service delivery.


Public meetings will be held in the foll­owing locations this month:


·         Wednesday, June 7: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Harbour East Comm­unity Council Meeting Room, 60 Alderney Drive (main floor), Dartmouth


·         Monday, June 12: 6 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Old School Communi­ty Gathering Place, 7962 Highway #7, Mus­quodoboit Harbour (w­ith the Halifax Green Network Plan Engag­ement)


·         Wednesday, June 14: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Halifax Hall at City Hall, Halifax


·         Thursday, June 22: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Bedford-Hammonds Plains Community Cen­tre, 202 Innovation Drive, Bedford

Residents are also invited to submit the­ir feedback on both municipal campaign finance accountably and 2016 municipal vo­ter experience via online surveys at shapeyourcityhalifax­.ca/campaign-finance­-accountability.



Source: Media Release

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