Five of the political parties fielding candidates in the 2014 Vancouver civic election voluntarily released their lists of donors about a week prior to the election. Here we summarize the data published so far, and provide links to each party’s donor list.
A total of $4,520,006 combined has been declared. When combined, the donations for Vision Vancouver and the NPA accounted for 96.4% or $4.35 million of all declared contributions. The other three elector organizations (COPE, Green, One City) combined only accounted for 3.6% of the declared contributions, or $161,462. Large corporate donors account for the largest part of both Vision Vancouver’s and the NPA’s campaign contributions.
There are will be more campaign contributions to account for. Vision’s reporting period was from January 1, 2014 – October 31, 2014. The NPA (Civic Non Partisan Association) donation list included figures until November 4, 2014. Only the Green Party of Vancouver released the donations given to both the individual campaigns of their candidates and for their party (the figure shown in the charts includes all of the donations to Green Party and their candidates).
The Cedar Party, Vancouver 1st and Public Education Project have not released their lists of donors, nor have any of the independent candidates published their donors.
The NPA released their donors list as a spreadsheet file, which makes it much easier for people to search for information. This is available on their website here.
This is in contrast to Vision, which embedded the data in a PDF format that could not be searched. Chad Skelton of the Vancouver Sun extracted the data from Vision’s Vancouver donors list and made this available online (full article here)
Unlike the Green Party, Vision’s declaration, does not include Mayor Robertson’s, Geoff Meggs’ or any of the other candidates’ campaigns.
Green Party of Vancouver list (party & candidates)
One City list