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3rd Party Voices in 2018 Ontario Election

June 11, 2021

After the Ontario Superior Court struck down limitations on 3rd party election spending as unconstitutional, the Premier of Ontario invoked a nuclear constitutional option: the notwithstanding clause. This clause is being used, in effect, to gag 3rd party voices and pre-election debate. Who are those voices? Click here for a list of 3rd parties and what they spent in the last (2018) provincial election.

Additional links:

CCLA Statement on Notwithstanding Clause

CCLA’s Argument Before the Ontario Superior Court

Ontario Superior Court Strikes Down Third Party Spending Limit

Submissions before Ontario Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly re: Bill 254

Proposed Election Finance Changes are Bad for Democracy

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