Third Party Advertisements vs Your Democratic Rights #8

Elizabeth Marshall

Something Different Something Way Better for your democratic rights – the Trillium Party of Ontario…because they’re all the same and they’re all to blame – Political Donations, Third Party…

Something Different Something Way Better for your democratic rights – the Trillium Party of Ontario…because they’re all the same and they’re all to blame – Political Donations, Third Party advertisements versus your democratic rights – is this a conflict of interest? Please share – your voice is our voice…

A third party is any person or entity that is not a political party, candidate or constituency association, and that engages in political advertising. Third parties include corporations, partnerships, unincorporated businesses and associations, and many other groups

In Ontario there has become a systemic problem with our democracy – this is a give in considering how the NDP, the Liberals and the PC Parties are operating. On top of that, though, what the voting public of Ontario may not be aware of is that there are other groups financing advertisements focused on having their pet political party elected. According to Elections Ontario there are 12 Third party advertisers registered. My question is – why are there any third party advertisers? Why would the Association of Municipalities be a registered third party advertiser? Or any of them??? The list is attached in this post – so when you see advertisements supporting or attempting to make another party look bad – take everything with a grain of salt because it may be funded by one of these…and is this what democracy is supposed to be about – I don’t think so – do you?


Energy – Ontario Clean Air Alliance – Funded by – BluEarth Renewables, ECHO Foundation (Montreal), Great Lakes Power Limited, Innergex Renewable Energies, and various individuals.

Foreign – Not This Time Coalition – “Not This Time! is a community organization focused on reducing fatal police shootings, changing the laws that govern the use of force, and rebuilding trust between our communities and the police who are sworn to protect and serve us. We were founded in February, 2016, and incorporated as a non-profit organization in Washington state later that year.”

Government – Association of Municipalities of Ontario – funded by tax-payers even though you might not know it…

Political – Jim Karahalios – “Axe the Carbon Tax” and “Take Back our PC Party

Political – National Citizens Coalition / Ontarians for Responsible Government 

Political – Ontario Proud

Political – Working Families – “Working Families was created in 2002 by members of the labour movement with the goal of making voters aware of policies that were threatening the well-being of working families across Ontario.”

Special Interest Group – Campaign for Public Education – “We at the Campaign for Public Education continue our struggle to rebuild public education in Toronto.”

Special Interest – Ontario Retirement Communities Association – “The Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA) is a voluntary non-profit association that represents operators of retirement residences in Ontario.”

Union – United Steelworkers/Better Change for Ontario

Union – Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario

Union – Ontario Public Service Employees’ Union

Union – Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation

Union – Police Association of Ontario

Union – Unifor – “The merger of the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada and Canadian Auto Workers”

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Ontario’s biggest political donors revealed 2 construction unions, landlord group have given parties more than $300K in past 3 years
By Mike Crawley, CBC NEWS Posted: Apr 19, 2016 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Apr 19, 2016 5:35 PM ET