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3rd Session, 41st Legislature

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Bill 215

THE ELECTION FINANCING AMENDMENT ACT


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(Assented to                                         )

HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba, enacts as follows:

C.C.S.M. c. E27 amended

1           The Election Financing Act is amended by this Act.

2           The third paragraph of the overview to Part 4 is amended by striking out "$5,000" and substituting "$1,575".

3(1)        Subsection 34(1) is amended by striking out "$5,000" and substituting "$1,575" in the section heading and in the section.

3(2)        Subsection 34(2) is amended by striking out "$3,000" and substituting "$1,575".

Coming into force

4           This Act comes into force on January 1, 2019.

Explanatory Note

This Bill amends The Election Financing Act. An individual can currently contribute up to $5,000 annually to political parties, candidates and constituency associations. The contribution limit for leadership contests is $3,000. The amendments reduce both contribution limits to $1,575.