The provincial NDP will receive more donations in 2022 than its main political opponents combined.
Elections BC figures show the NDP raised $4.01 million from 30,321 donors. BC United (formerly BC Liberals) raised $2.53 million from 6,153 donors, the BC Green Party raised $1.07 million from 4,720 donors, and the BC Conservatives raised $1.07 million from 1,142 donors. to $85,000 CAD. Totaling approximately $3.7 million.
NDP provincial executive director Heather Stoutenburg interpreted the numbers as a nod to Gov. David Eby.
“These strong results show British Columbians continue to support David Eby’s actions on issues that matter to people, such as housing affordability and health care,” Stoutenburg said.
She also used the opportunity to criticize BC United leader Kevin Falcon. “It’s clear that ordinary people in British Columbia remember Falcon’s record of going after the wealthiest while raising costs and cutting health care for everyone else,” she said.
Lindsay Cote, executive director of BC United, welcomed the numbers.
“I’m pleased to report that we’ve seen incredible momentum in our fundraising throughout 2022, especially in the (fourth quarter) where we’re almost on par with the current administration,” Cotter said. “This success is a testament to the support of our donors and their shared belief in our vision for a bright future.”
After launching the BC United brand on Wednesday, Cote predicts future success. “Looking ahead to 2023, I believe our fundraising will only continue to increase, as evidenced by the strong financial support we’ve already secured for our party rebrand and our proposed policies such as the Better is Possible initiative.”
BC Green Party Leader Sonia Furstenau is framing the fundraising numbers as evidence her party is punching above its weight.
“We are very grateful to our donors who have generously supported us,” she said. “Under the MLA, donors donated $538,000 to BC Greens, $94,000 to BC United and $72,000 to BC NDP. These results are a testament to our work on health care, housing, climate change and other issues— — the jobs of only two MLAs — the importance to British Columbia.”
Black Press Media also reached out to campaign finance reform advocacy group Democracy Watch for comment.
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