I have started the process of filing an official complaint with Elections Canada on the NDP Party collecting donations for the Broadbent Institute in that by doing so, it contravenes:
Section 405.21 of the Election Act prohibits a political party from soliciting or accepting a contribution if it has told the contributor that the money would be transferred to a body other than the party, a candidate, a leadership contestant or electoral district association.
I will update when I hear back from Elections Canada.
We acknowledge receipt of the electronic message you sent to Elections Canada on August 29, 2011. Your message has been forwarded to the appropriate directorate.
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