绿党质疑P.E.I.总理韦德麦克劳克兰(MacLauchlan)4月13日在议会接受公司和工会的政治运动捐款问题。

绿党提出了一项动议,修正政府开支行为以禁止这些捐款。

绿党领袖Peter Bevan-Baker表示自由党在上次竞选活动期间收到了来自银行和建筑公司的捐款85,000美元。

“看来总理不能区分公司和实际人员,”贝文贝克(Bevan-Baker)说。

“向总理提一个问题:当七个省和联邦政府已经禁止这种做法时,你认为你和你的政党从公司和工会那里拿钱是可以接受的吗?”

麦克劳克兰回应说,他的政府正在继续努力改善政治进程。

2016年5月,MacLauchlan曾宣布一项法案的颁布,将禁止企业和工会的政治捐款,但当该法案出现时,该禁令被最大捐助金额所取代。

Bevan-Baker presses MacLauchlan on campaign finance reform

The Green Party questioned P.E.I. Premier Wade MacLauchlan in the legislature on 13 April on the issue of accepting donations from corporations and unions for political campaigns.

The Greens had introduced a motion to amend the government expenses act to ban these contributions.

Plans to revise the rules surrounding political donations have been in the works since 2016.
Green Leader Peter Bevan-Baker said the Liberal Party received $85,000 in donations from banks and construction companies during the last election campaign.

“It would seem that the premier cannot distinguish between corporations and actual people,” said Bevan-Baker.

“A question to the premier: what do you think is acceptable for you and your party to take money from corporations and unions when seven provinces and the federal government have already banned this practice?”

MacLauchlan responded that his government is continuing to work to improve the political process.
In May 2016 MacLauchlan announced that a bill was coming that would ban political donations from corporations and unions, but when that bill appeared the ban was replaced by a maximum donation amount.