After hearing an analysis on CBC Radio, I agree that the donation limit is still inaccessible for many and therefore skewed to the wealthy. As well, the speaker believed that donations can still be funneled by corporations or unions to their members and would be indistinguishable from personal donations. Quebec has a model with a low donation limit where donations are received and recorded by Elections Quebec to prevent corruption from simply going deeper underground.
Thank you for your feedback. We agree $100 per individual a year is a more accessible limit, however, during negotiation with the NDP government, $1200 per individual a year was the compromise made between the two parties.
Here is more on the consultation process from an article in the Globe and Mail: https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/horgans-fundraising-policy-reversal-tied-to-greens-insiders-say/article36338684/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&