EDMONTON - Alberta's Opposition Wildrose party is calling for changes in campaign donation rules, including a total ban on money from unions and corporations.
Leader Danielle Smith says the changes are critical to restore public confidence.
Premier Alison Redford's Progressive Conservatives have put forward a bill that would give the chief electoral officer more latitude to investigate and report campaign finance problems.
But the government plans to keep the maximum $30,000 contribution limit for individuals, unions and corporations.
The bill also proposed the chief electoral officer be given authority to make his findings public from now on and going back three years.
Smith says the three years should be expanded to seven so more cases can be reported.
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The Tories spent $4.6 Million during the 2012 election.
The Tories walked away with a lopsided majority - a total of 61 seats
The Wildrose Party, in what was supposed to be the contest that unseated the four-decades old rein of the Alberta PCs, raised and spent $3.1 million.
In the end, that much cash garnered the WR 17 seats.. enough for official opposition but not much else.
The Alberta Liberals didn't make too much of a dent in the polls but sure got some value for money. They spent $150,000 and won five seats in the 2012 elections.
The NDP spent $654,000 and won four seats during the 2012 election.
The Alberta Party
The Alberta Party spent approximately $35,000 but failed to secure a seat.