Elections Alberta has released the results of political party fundraising from the third quarter of 2016 and it shows that the Alberta NDP raised more money than the Wildrose Party for the first time since the second quarter of 2015. This marks the second best fundraising quarter for Rachel Notley‘s NDP since the party was elected to government in May 2015.
2016 Third Quarter Fundraising from July 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016
Alberta Liberals: $39,187.98
Alberta NDP: $425,437.9
Alberta Party: $15,511.5
Green Party: $2,127.5
PC Party: $48,209.16
Wildrose Party: $330,666.45
The results for the Wildrose Party represent a significant drop in fundraising for the official opposition party. This is the first time since the third quarter of 2015 that the Wildrose Party has raised less than $400,000 in a quarter.
With Wildrose supporter Jason Kenney a contender for the Progressive Conservative Party leadership, it will be interesting to see whether traditional Wildrose donors have decided to shift their financial support.
And in the midst of a leadership race, the PC Party increased their fundraising income to $48,209.16, up from $27,376 in the second quarter of 2016. The PCs have struggled to raise funds since the NDP banned corporate donations to political parties in 2015.
Here is a breakdown of political party fundraising in Alberta in the first three quarters of 2016:
6 replies on “Alberta NDP raised more money than the Wildrose Party in Q3 of 2016”
And guess who received more political donations in Q3 than even the governing NDP? If you guessed Jason Kenney (at just under $500K), give yourself a pat on the back! 🙂
Mark: Oil executives and other big corporations with close ties to the Alberta PCs are probably forking a good chunk of Jason Kenny’s campaign finances. It would seem that way.
That is truly frightening. Jason Kenney is the Donald Trump of Canada.
All the other party donations are going down from the start of the year except for the NDP. It’s almost as if NDP supporters are made up entirely of people who aren’t financially affected by the economic downturn. Weird, that.
Darren: The Alberta PCs and even the Wildrose got most of their donations from oil companies and big corporations. Historically, the Alberta NDP got most of their donations from individuals.
‘…even the Wildrose got most of their donations from oil companies and big corporations.’
Sounds like somebody’s just perpetuating misinformation again, but then, you might not even have actually dug into the donation yourself either. Wildrose got most of their donations from individuals, and while they got a few large donations from oil companies and other big corporations, it was nothing compared to what the PCs got.