The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association expressed concerns about changes made to the Local Authorities Election Act that allows candidates not to disclose donors or spending until after the election. in April, 98 per cent of AUMA members endorsed including respect for other candidates in the creation of a candidate pledge, and 91 per cent of members indicated they would take it.
From the AUMA website:
“The Local Democracy Pledge (the Pledge) is a voluntary commitment that candidates can make to voters to uphold key democratic principles – ahead of Alberta’s 2021 municipal elections – to improve the quality and tone of political discourse. The Pledge promotes fair and transparent municipal elections, free from undue partisan or financial influences.”
I have committed to this pledge during the election, and post my copy below: