Elections overhaul bill could allow parties, candidates new ways to exclude campaign spending

A provision in the federal government’s contentious bill to amend the Canada Elections Act could allow political parties or candidates new ways to exclude spending from campaign limits by attaching political messages to fundraising letters or phone calls to past donors, opposition MPs say.

Canada’s Chief Electoral Officer Marc Mayrand and Democratic Reform Minister of State Pierre Poilievre. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright

By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 3:31 PM

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