Jack Siegel was quoted in The Toronto Star article "Rules that got Jim Karygiannis turfed necessary to prevent ‘abuse,’ ex-minister says". The story brings to light recent consequences of reforms passed in 2016 with respect to Ontario's Municipal Elections Act that imposed strict budget limits to celebrations held on-or-following the night of an election as well as on other forms of gratitude directed towards campaign members.
Justifying the intention of the 2016 reforms, Jack comments:
“This (campaign money) is taxpayer money,” he said. “If you blow it on a party where everybody gets an open bar with the finest of liquors and a $250 gift certificate for Costco, it’s not a reasonable gesture of appreciation — that’s what the legislation is trying to capture here.”