Alberta bans political contributions

Unions, corporations no longer permitted to donate to political groups
By Liz Foster
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 07/13/2015

Alberta’s new NDP government banned corporate and union contributions to political parties with its first bill.

Bill 1, An Act to Renew Democracy in Alberta, received royal assent on June 29. The legislation will ban contributions retroactively to June 15.

As a result, only individual residents will be permitted to contribute to a candidate, constituency association, political party or leadership contestant. Individual contributions are limited to $15,000 per year.