Last week, we were the first to tell you some provincial Liberals want the party to select Gordon Campbell's successor via a delegated convention rather than present a one member, one vote system. But that's not the only change being contemplated. The standing rules state leadership candidate "shall spend no more than $75,000 on his or her election campaign" - a bar that some want to lifted. The rationale: under the Election Act, those hoping to become MLAs are allowed to spend up to $70,000 for a constituency-level campaign. So does it make sense for those competing in a provincial-level campaign to be bound by a similar limit? The following is a complete copy of the aforementioned standing rules.
November 8, 2010