For the Love of Money: The Cash for Access Controversy

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has been the subject of media and opposition criticism during the past few months for so-called “cash for access” fund-raisers, where donors pay up to $1500 for a social event with the PM or one of his cabinet ministers.  In reaction, the PM has announced new fundraising rules to provide greater transparency.  But is that enough?  Facing similar criticism of her party’s cash for access fundraisers in 2016, Premier Kathleen Wynne brought in Ontario legislation to ban cabinet politicians from attending fund-raising events, to lower the annual donation limit to $3600, to ban union and corporate contributions, and to provide more public funding for political parties.  Is Wynne on the right track?  MacDermid will provide insight into these controversies.

Poster: Robert MacDermid _POSTER_ February 14_2017

Speaker: Robert MacDermid
Date: Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Time: 12 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Senior Common Room, 140 McLaughlin College
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