In October 2017, the Public Policy Forum and Elections Canada held a roundtable discussion on political financing. Invited experts, including academics, journalists, former political party organizers and other professionals, discussed public and private financing, transparency and campaign spending. The goals of the roundtable were:
to foster a thoughtful exchange of ideas on the administration of the political financing regime;
to expand and clarify the scope of choices available to decision-makers; and
to identify any research and policy gaps.
The report is expected to be released in March 2018.