We banned big money!

Yes, we followed through! We banned big money!

In September 2016, the BC Greens banned big money (corporate and union) donations from our parties revenue. We showed leadership and that we can be successful in politics with just the support of people.

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BC Greens propose amendment to Party financing bill

B.C. GREEN CAUCUS

For immediate release
November 21, 2017

B.C. Greens introduce amendment to make campaign finance more fair for small parties

VICTORIA, B.C. – The B.C. Greens introduced an amendment today to make the Elections Amendment Act, 2017 more equitable for small parties. The amendment would bring the threshold to receive campaign reimbursements for province-wide popular vote down to 5% from the currently proposed 10%.

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Government introduces amendments to Party financing bill

B.C. GREEN CAUCUS

For immediate release
November 20, 2017

B.C. Greens work with government to increase transparency, reduce influence of big money in new campaign finance legislation

VICTORIA, B.C. – Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Green Party, and Adam Olsen, Party spokesperson for campaign finance, welcomed the introduction of a number of amendments to the Elections Amendment Act today. Two amendments, one to phase in quarterly reporting and another to limit the influence of big money currently in the system, were ideas that the B.C. Greens brought to the table during their consultations with the government following the introduction of the legislation earlier this year.