Changes to N.B. political party contributions

The New Brunswick government is planning to cut the amount of money anyone can contribute to a political party.

A source within the Liberal government says they'll announce this week that the limit will be lowered to $3,000 from the current $6,000.

The change is one of 24 recommendations made by New Brunswick's Commission on Electoral Reform in a report earlier this month.

The commission also recommended that political contributions from corporations and trade unions be phased out after the 2018 election.

No word on what the Gallant government will do with some of the other recommendations, including lowing the voting age to 16 and moving to a preferential ballot.