RITE Richmond’s Financial Disclosure Election Challenge 2018
Early on in this election campaign, RITE Richmond challenged the other civic groups to disclose their financial contributions as they come in, i.e. not to wait until after the election to do so. As stated here on the RITE Richmond website:
An important part of understanding a candidate is knowing who are their financial backers. Candidates are legally required to disclose this information only after the election, and this is too late for helping voters in their election choices. With regards to campaign contributions, we challenge all civic groups in Richmond to disclose during the election, and in a timely fashion.
Basically, by waiting until after the election to disclose finances, as far as this is helpful to the elector, it is like closing the barn door after the horses have escaped.
The Local Elections Campaign Financing Act has been amended to change the campaign financing rules for local elections in B.C. These changes apply to the 2018 General Local Elections that will be held on October 20, 2018…