CALGARY, December 17, 2002 ( – In a ruling being praised by pro-life leaders, the Alberta Court of Appeal has struck down sections of Canada’s Elections Act which limited how much money lobby groups could spend during a federal election.  The decision scrapped the $3,051 in each riding, or $152,550 national spending limits and the requirement of those spending more the $500 to register with the government.

CP reports that the government has 60 days to appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court.  See the CP coverage in the Globe and Mail:


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