Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 2:35 AM ET

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National Audio 2:35 AM ET

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NAT001 - (BC-Political-Fundraising) VANCOUVER. x-13s. B-C's New Democrats would do well to act quickly on a key campaign promise to get big money out of politics by banning union and corporate donations and imposing strict limits on individual contributions. Max Cameron, a political scientist at the University of British Columbia, says dragging out reform would betray the confidence of voters. ("..soon as possible.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: B-C's reputation as North America's Wild West of political fundraising peaked during the May election, prompting the New Democrats and Greens to promise a clamp down.

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NAT002 - (BC-Political-Fundraising) ABBOTSFORD, B.C. x-24s. B-C's New Democrats are expected to shed more light in this week's throne speech on how they intend to get big money out of politics. But at least one political observer is questioning the new government's commitment to immediate and meaningful change. Political scientist Hamish Telford says the N-D-P don't appear as enthusiastic about fundraising reform as they did during the spring election. ("..what to expect.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: One of the New Democrats's key campaign promises was to ban union and corporate donations and to impose strict limits on individual contributions.

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NAT003 - (Que-Byelections-Cost) MONTREAL. x-16s. Quebec's upcoming byelection in October will be the 15th since the Liberals won a majority mandate in 2014. That's the most byelections in 30 years and will end up costing the province eight million dollars. Ontario by contrast, has had seven byelections since Kathleen Wynne's Liberals won in June 2014. Concordia University political science professor Harold Chorney says politics is a difficult job. ("..of personal reasons.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Quebecers head to the polls once again in the Quebec City riding of Louis-Hebert on October 2nd to replace outgoing cabinet minister Sam Hamad.

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NAT004 - (Que-Byelections-Cost) MONTREAL. …

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