The Hamilltonian regularly receives interesting emails from our readership. An email received today reads as follows:
“Section 70 (4) of the Municipal Elections Act, 1996 prohibits contributions
to campaigns by municipalities or local boards.
It further suggests the following:
To conform to this
legislation all biographies of Councillors that are currently nominated as a
candidate for the 2010 Municipal Election must be deleted from their website.
Finally, it suggested that several councillors still have bios posted on their city web sites. If this is true, and this interpretation of Section 70 (4) is correct, some councillors may want to take appropriate action.
Clr. Merulla , for example, seems to be in compliance and cites the section on his site (see it here) At the time of this posting (11:04pm), many do not seem to be. You can browse the various sites here
The Hamiltonian Staff
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