The Vancouver Sun has been running an interesting series over the last number of days on municipal campaign financing. Today they have a piece on how an overwhelming majority agree with limits on donations and spending.
One has to wonder how restrictions on campaign financing would impact our current mayor and council and a number of our school board trustees. Given the large amounts of donations made by some developers (mainly to Wayne Wright) and also the many donations made by various unions to many of our councilors and trustees restrictions would certainly level the playing field. Using the Vancouver Sun database it is easy to see where financial support came from during the 2008 municipal election.