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This article was published 25/3/2009 (3070 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
City council has defeated a motion that would have prevented corporations and unions from donating to civic election campaigns.
St. Boniface Coun. Dan Vandal and St. Norbert Coun. Justin Swandel wanted to end the practice of allowing union and corporate donations, as other political jurisdictions have done.
But a majority of councillors preferred to see the existing campaign rules remain.
The motion died by a margin of 11-5, as only Vandal, Swandel, Jenny Gerbasi (Fort Rouge), John Orlikow (River Heights) and Lillian Thomas (Elmwood) supported the idea.