These changes won’t stop bribery but they will discourage it by making it more clearly illegal, and by increasing the chances of getting caught. Until all Canadian jurisdictions—federal, provincial, territorial and municipal—make these changes, big money will continue to dominate, and corrupt, our politics.
Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef, pictured in this file photo, is responsible for any changes to Canada's campaign financing laws as the minister responsible for the Elections Canada and the Elections Act. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
OTTAWA—Some politicians and commentators have recently made proposals that won’t stop big money from corrupting Canadian politics.
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