Still unresolved is the question of regulating the expenses of independent candidates unaffiliated with a registered political party. In June of 1996 the Alberta Court of Appeal upheld a decision of a lower court to strike down the provisions of the Act in this regard on the ground that they were an infringement on the freedoms of expression and association guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (see ELECTORAL SYSTEMS). The federal government has decided not to pursue the matter any further through the courts but will instead find another method of dealing with the issue.
Author TERENCE H. QUALTER Revised: JOHN M. WILSON
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