Wynne government to ban politicians, candidates from attending fundraisers
3:34pm The rules will still allow cabinet ministers to raise money from their stakeholders – people seeking government contracts or favourable policy decisions from them – so long as they do it over the phone or by e-mail. Politicians’ senior staff members, meanwhile, will still be allowed to attend fundraisers.
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