Mayor of Kamloops anticipating difficulties ahead for local election campaigns following the B.C government banning union and corporate donations.
Ken Christian says the changes made to the local election financing act will mean a lot less money for campaigns.
“I think it will make it very difficult for candidates to get their messages out, I think it will affect advertising, and I think the public will be somewhat mystified with large numbers of candidates that they don’t get any information about.”
Christian adding, crowd funding and candidate family and friends will have to pick up the slack.
These changes will be seen in the 2018 civic elections in October, and will also apply to board of education elections.