Ontario Bill 2 : Corporations and trade unions are prohibited from making contributions to parties, constituency associations, nomination contestants, candidates and leadership contestants. Contribution limits for individuals are reduced.

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A number of amendments are made to the Election Finances Act. Among them:

1. Corporations and trade unions are prohibited from making contributions to parties, constituency associations, nomination contestants, candidates and leadership contestants. Contribution limits for individuals are reduced.

2. “Nomination contestants” — persons seeking to be endorsed as a party’s candidate in an electoral district — are brought within the Act, on and from July 1, 2017.

3. Quarterly allowances are made payable to registered parties and constituency associations.

4. The rules regarding loans and loan guarantees are made more restrictive.

5. Restrictions are placed on the persons who may attend fund-raising events.

6. Restrictions are placed on the amounts that third parties may spend on political advertising during elections and the six-month period before scheduled general election periods.

7. Restrictions are placed on the political advertising spending of registered political parties during the sixmonth period before scheduled general elections periods.

8. The indexation factor used for inflation adjustment is put on an annual basis, based on changes in the Consumer Price Index for Ontario.

9. The threshold at which candidates are entitled to receive partial reimbursement of their campaign expenses is reduced from 15 per cent of the popular vote to five per cent.

The Government Advertising Act, 2004 is amended to extend the prohibition on government advertising to 60 days before the issue of an election writ for scheduled general elections.

The Taxation Act, 2007 is amended to make contributions to leadership contestants eligible for tax credits, and to deal with the prohibition on corporate contribution.

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FONTRA Submission on the Review of the OMB

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FUN Submission Re The Ontario Municipal Board – September 30, 2016

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Good Advice from Former Toronto Mayor John Sewell

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FUN Supports FoNTRA Paper on Co-ordinated Land Use Planning Review (CLUPR)

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Fixing the Five i’s of Planning Failure

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Richmond Hill Decision on Parkland Appeal (See attached Link)

Court Decision

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