Parliamentary Committees

Public consultations on limits on spending during local elections


March 13, 2015

Legislative Assembly – Province of British Columbia

VICTORIA –– The Special Committee on Local Elections Expense Limits is examining expense limit amounts for local elections candidates, including limits for mayors, councillors, school trustees and other offices.  The all-party committee is also examining expense limit amounts for third party advertisers. 

To support its work, the committee is inviting stakeholders and the public to make a written submission expressing their views on spending limits for candidates and third party advertisers during local elections. The deadline for receiving written submissions is April 17, 2015.  There will also be opportunities to participate in regional public hearings or by conference call.  Public hearings will be held in Surrey, Terrace, Fort St. John, Prince George, Kamloops, Cranbrook, Penticton and Vancouver.

“We want to continue hearing from British Columbians about what would be appropriate local elections expense limits for candidates and third party advertisers,” said committee chair Jackie Tegart.

“These submissions will make an important contribution to the committee’s deliberations on expense limit amounts,” said deputy chair Selina Robinson.

To make a written submission, or to learn more about the work of the committee, please visit:

Jackie Tegart, MLA Fraser-Nicola (chair);
Selina Robinson, MLA Coquitlam-Maillardville(deputy chair)
Mike Bernier, MLA Peace River South;
Gary Holman, MLA Saanich North and the Islands;
Jenny Wai Ching Kwan, MLA Vancouver-Mount Pleasant;
Linda Reimer, MLA Port Moody-Coquitlam;
Sam Sullivan, MLA Vancouver-False Creek.

For further information:

Kate Ryan-Lloyd
Deputy Clerk and Clerk of Committees
Parliament Buildings
Victoria, B.C. V8V 1X4
Telephone: 250 356-2933 (collect)
Toll-free: 1-877-428-8337
Fax: 250 356-8172