In a new editorial, the Toronto Star argues that the government of Ontario’s decision to ban corporate and union donations in municipal elections was correct.
A decade ago the federal government banned corporate and union donations to political parties. Four provinces have done the same. Ontario’s Liberal government, though, ignored the message that voters wanted elections cleaned up and kept on raking in the dough from corporate and union donors.That was until the Star and other news media shone a bright light on the government’s unsavory fundraising tactics. Then it couldn’t act quickly enough to introduce legislation to ban corporate and union donations. Now, like a reformed smoker, it’s asking everyone else to join the movement.
Read the full editorial here.