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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Can one use campaign donations to pay for ones student loans?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (17501points) April 16th, 2019

Yes? No? Or grey zone? Any district welcome , but prefer Alberta elections.

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

Against the law ! Monies cannot be used for personal costs, daily food, car payments, apartment rental . . . etc!

You can’t collect campaign donations to pay off your student loans.

zenvelo's avatar

No, leave those RedDeerGuy for Red Deer campaign contributions alone (although you can buy your election staff all the KFC they can eat.)

elbanditoroso's avatar

Not in the US. No idea what laws in Canada are.

Zaku's avatar

Is the question “can you?” or “is it illegal?”, because it seems like many politicians often don’t equate those two questions…

kritiper's avatar

No. It would constitute fraud, I believe…

KNOWITALL's avatar

Absolutely not. Its a quick way to lose as well as legal ramifications. Here, the Ethics Committee checks anything over 1000. In detail. Must be campaign related plus receipts.

Zaku's avatar

But if corporations and foreign countries book large amounts of needless and expensive stays in hotels you own, that’s just fine . . .

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