Election Spending

Twitter Reacts To Del Mastro Charges

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.26.2013 | Canada Politics

Twitter reacted in anger to the news that MP Dean Del Mastro has been charged with breaking election spending rules. Del Mastro also removed himsel...

Charged.. And No Longer A Tory

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper lost his fifth caucus member of the year to scandal, after his former right-hand man in the House of Commons wa...

Penalties For Candidates Who Overspend 'A Joke'

CP | Sue Bailey, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.21.2012 | Canada Politics

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Penalties and enforcement should be toughened up to deter illegal overspending by candidates in federal elections, say Democracy Wa...

B.C. Election Law Is A Comedy Of Errors

Vincent Gogolek | Posted 12.12.2012 | Canada British Columbia
Vincent Gogolek

Faulty advertising rules caused extensive problems for small spenders such as non-profit and charity groups during the 2009 B.C. election. The rules led to widespread confusion, wasted resources, anxiety and, most dangerously, self-censorship among organizations that spent little or nothing on election advertising. The government should have (and could have) fixed this situation when it was amending the law this spring, but chose not to.

Del Mastro Lawyer Wants Elections Canada Meeting, But..

CBC | Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada Politics

A lawyer for Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro says in a letter to Elections Canada that he's disappointed the agency won't meet with them ...

Big Spender? Del Mastro Hands Over Bank Records

CBC | Posted 08.14.2012 | Canada Politics

Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro is under investigation by Elections Canada for spending too much to get elected, court documents released...