Local election donations capped in Toronto, includes ban on corporate and union contributions. An example for Vancouver?

Toronto City HallThe City of Toronto has a bylaw on the books that effectively bans all donations from corporations and unions to municipal election campaigns.

There are also regulations in place that cap the amount that can be contributed by an individual to a maximum of $5000. This amount is the cumulative maximum that can be given to all candidates per year by one person. There are further limits on the amount that can be given to a mayoral candidate ($2500) and to a Councillor candidate ($750).

Could Vancouver follow the example set by Canada’s largest city?

For reference, we’ve reproduced a section of the pertinent bylaw and of the regulations below:

Toronto corporate union donation ban

Toronto donation amount limits

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