The 2010 Financial Disclosure forms from Alberta’s political parties have been released and posted on the Elections Alberta website.
Progressive Conservative (disclosure): The rumors of their death have been greatly exaggerated. A year of low numbers in the polls numbers did not stop the PC Party from fundraising $248,960 more than in 2009. With $2,857,374 in assets, the PC Party proves that it is still the most well-funded political machine in the province.
Liberal Party (disclosure): Last year was a tough year for the Liberals and it is reflected in their fundraising numbers. The Liberals raised $247,849 less in 2010 than they did in 2009. The good news for the Liberals is that their legacy of internal debt was nearly slayed in 2010, giving the party an opportunity to grow in 2011.
Wildrose Alliance (disclosure): Last year was an impressive fundraising year for this party, as they raised $1,791,093, proving that the party has been cultivating a strong base of financial donors (especially individual donors).
Alberta NDP (disclosure): The NDP raised a healthy $728,460 in 2010, an increase in total donations and an increase in contributions over $375. The NDP are still battling their significant campaign debt, which has accumulated over the past few elections.
Alberta Party (disclosure): Small but significant financial growth for the Alberta Party in 2010. The large majority of the $91,626 donations would have likely been raised in the final months of 2010, following that party’s Annual General Meeting and Policy Conference.