Case study: Vision Vancouver’s 2014 donations over $1,000. Are contribution limits the key to limiting big money in civic politics?

Big Money Out Banner onlyLimiting the amount that a single donor can contribute annually to a local political party would make a significant difference in Vancouver.

Vancouver’s ruling civic party, with 7 of 11 votes on City Council, is in an interesting position trying to appear to be leading efforts to reform civic election funding regulations, at the same time as having benefited the most from large corporate, union, and individual donations in the past three elections. For the most part, mainstream media drink it, portray their efforts positively and help sell the brand, while forgetting Vision’s efforts to block reforms.

To understand the power of big donations as the fuel for Vision and how much they mean to the party’s survival, it is informative to look at the real numbers.

For this case study, we examined the donations to Vision Vancouver during the 2014 civic election. Vision spent over $3.4 million on that campaign, and went hundreds of thousands of dollars into debt. Here is a comparison of the amount of money that would have been with a $1000 maximum limit placed per donor:

Vision 2014 imits

If the donations were further reduced to only individuals, with a cap of $1000 per donor, then Vision would have raised just $233,233 in 2014. A $1000 limit on corporate, union and individual donations would have resulted in Vision raising $412,218 in 2014. Are contribution limits the key to campaign finance reform? Is limiting campaign contributions more important than banning corporation and union donations?

big money buying governmentFor reference, we’ve created a spreadsheet of the donations here.

Vision Vancouver amends 2014 campaign finance disclosure twice, most recently on April 12, 2016. Over $3.4 million was raised and spent. Data and sources:

The original disclosure forms are available here on the Elections BC website.
The documents are not in a machine readable form (just mere raw scans of printouts, no spreadsheet). We’ve split the document into two and created the following PDFs with OCR (Optical Character Recognition), and included the valid pages:

Vision 2014 disclosure

Additional donations were reported to Elections BC by Vision Vancouver in April of 2016, as the original declaration was incomplete and it did not contain information on how the campaign debt was paid down.

Limiting the maximum donation amount from a single donor to $1000 per year would have resulted in Vision collecting $81,633,02 instead of $473,498.02 in contributions for the new donations that came in after the 2014 election. Further limiting contributions to individuals only would have further limited new donations to $50,233.02.

Donor class limit donation amount (new) actual donations (new)
Individual $50,233.02 109,458.02
Corporation 25,420.00 338,860.00
Trade Union 5,980.00 25,180.00
$81,633.02 $473,498.02

The biggest impact in controlling spending is to limit the amount of money raised. Limiting the maximum allowable contribution per year could be an even bigger game-changer than banning corporate and union donations.

Here’s a list of contributions of $1000 or more from individuals, corporations, unions, and non-profits that appeared in Vision Vancouver’s declaration. Are there any connections between donations and City decisions benefiting donors? First, the individuals in 2014:

Date Donor Amount (Combined)
11/05/14 HAMID ABDOLLAHI 1,000.00
10/25/14 DAVID AISENSTAT 100,000.00
12/02/14 DEAN ALEXANDER 41,310.00
04/18/14 DANIEL AN 1,350.00
03/20/14 PATRICIA BACCHUS 3,365.96
10/28/14 AVTAR BAINS 5,000.00
08/07/14 ROY BALL 1,000.00
10/16/14 ROSS BEATY 30,000.00
10/25/14 KATE BELL 5,000.00
10/13/14 DAVID BERGE 1,021.49
10/29/14 LEON BOGNER 2,500.00
06/03/14 JOHN BOYD 1,000.00
05/13/14 DENISE BOYLE 1,200.43
01/16/14 PHILLIP DJWA 1,102.98
12/02/14 ALLEN EAVES 2,200.00
12/02/14 CATHERINE EVANS 3,341.49
11/06/14 ARTHUR EVRENSEL 1,000.00
10/25/14 CHUN K FOK 1,200.00
10/28/14 KAM GARCHA 1,000.00
05/21/14 BRENT GRANBY 1,082.98
10/22/14 ERIKA HARRISON 1,000.00
11/10/14 WALTER HICKS 2,500.00
10/28/14 HOUTAN RAFI 15,000.00
11/10/14 AMY HUNG 2,500.00
10/21/14 KERRY JANG 2,100.00
05/23/14 SAVAN KEURDIAN 5,000.00
11/14/14 CAROL LEE 1,000.00
10/25/14 CYNTHIA LIM 1,000.00
11/10/14 DALE LITILEJOHN 1,000.00
05/21/14 IAN MCDONALD 2104.47
03/29/14 PETER MEGGS 1,000.00
11/15/14 ADAM MILLARD 2,520.00
10/22/14 MARGERY MOORE 1,389.23
10/20/14 PARVIZ NATHOO 1,000.00
09/16/14 CAROL NEWELL 35,000.00
11/04/14 JAMES ODEA 1,250.00
11/13/14 ERIC PATEL 1,000.00
10/22/14 BOB PENNER 2,280.96
10/14/14 DENNIS QUINLAN 1000.00
11/04/14 SHAHRZAD RAFATI 6,000.00
11/05/14 ANDREW REID 2,000.00
09/19/14 AMY ROBERTSON 5,325.00
11/13/14 GREGOR ROBERTSON 10,960.00
10/10/14 ROBERT SAFRATA 1,000.00
11/13/14 LEONARD SCHEIN 5,041.49
10/28/14 KARRI SCHUERMANS 1,692.98
05/21/14 NIKI SHARMA 3,020.00
10/14/14 DANA SMITH 1,000.00
11/13/14 TIM STEVENSON 1,020.00
11/10/14 SUZANNE THOMPSON 1,000.00
09/19/14 COREE TULL 1272.98
10/25/14 DANIEL TURNER 1,000.00
09/15/14 STEPAN VDOVINE 1,430.00
09/10/14 MIKE WALKER 1,350.00
12/13/13 BIN WANG 1,500.00
10/17/14 IAN WATSON 1,000.00
01/10/14 PETER WEBSTER 1,000.00
11/10/14 SHAWN WILLIAMSON 4,000.00
09/11/14 CHIP WILSON 37,500.00
10/29/14 PETER WONG 3,000.00
10/14/14 RICHARD WONG 2,010.00
11/13/14 ANDREW WRIGHT 1,000.00
11/10/14 BRUCE WRIGHT 5,000.00
11/10/14 CHARLIE WU 1,800.00
Total ($1000 or more)  385,242.44

A total of $554,476.29 was contributed by individuals, $385,242.44 came from 64 donors who gave $1000 or more. A donation limit of $1000 would have limited individual donations to $233,233.85.

Contributions of $1000 or more from corporate donors that appeared in Vision Vancouver’s 2014 declaration:

Date Company Director(s) Amount
07/28/14 0619933 BC LTD – DBA PROXMITY HUGH TANGYE 2,000.00
04/28/14 0862539 BC LTD NORMAN CRESSEY 6,500.00
04/28/14 0862539 BC LTD NORMAN CRESSEY 6,500.00
04/28/14 0862574 BC LTD NORMAN CRESSEY 6,500.00
06/11/14 JOE FORTES SEAFOOD & CHOP HOUSE 0926217 B.C. LTD DAVID AISENSTAT 15,000.00
04/28/14 318219 BC LTD NORMAN CRESSEY, SCOTT CRESSEY 5,500.00
10/29/14 455 ABBOTT STREET HOLDINGS (GP) LTD STEVEN MARC LIPPMAN, ALEXANDER HAYNE 2,000.00
11/12/14 703876 BC LTD COLIN BOSA, ROBERT BOSA 10,000.00
05/23/14 BUSTERS TOWING (ALL TECH. TRANSPORT LTD.) MARY SCHRUMP, SPENCER SCHRUMP 10,000.00
10/29/14 AMAGON MANAGEMENT DONATO F. DE COTIIS – MARCELLO DE COTIJS 75,000.00
11/03/14 ANSATEL COMMUNICATIONS INC. SARUP MANN – INDERJIT MANN 1,000.00
06/04/14 ANTHEM PROPERTIES GROUP LTD. ERIC H. CARLSON – BRUCE MCQUAID 6,500.00
01/10/14 AQUILINI DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTION INC. FRANCESCO AQUILINI – DAVID NEGRIN 60,000.00
11/13/14 ARPEG HOLDINGS LTD. BARBARA HELEN BELL – CHRISTOPHER G. MATHISEN 1,000.00
11/13/14 AUSTEVILLE PROPERTIES LTD ANDREW J. ABRAMOWICH – GORDON ROBERT DIAMOND 5,000.00
08/11/14 AVALON CAPITAL CORPORATION LINDA GLASS 2,000.00
10/28/14 AVALONNA HOMES LTD. DALJIT SINGH DHAMI 3,000.00
10/26/14 BASTION DEVELOPMENT HUGH TANGYE 10,000.00
11/10/14 BENTALL KENNEDY DAVID DENISON – KENNETH BACON 2,500.00
10/24/14 BERT’S ELECTRIC (2001) LTD. BRIAN ALBERTSON – RYAN CHARLES COOKE 25,000.00
11/03/14 BITING BUFFALO HOLDINGS INC. JEFFERSON J. MOONEY 10,000.00
11/06/14 BOFFO FAMILY HOLDINGS LTD. TARCISIO BOFFO – DANIEL BOFFO 5,000.00
11/14/14 BONNIS DEVELOPMENT M4 LP. C. DINO BONNIS 5,000.00
03/05/14 BROOK POONI ASSOCIATES INC. GARY POONI 5,500.00
06/04/14 CACTUS RESTAURANTS LTD. RICHARD JAFFRAY 25,000.00
11/03/14 CANDEREL PACIFIC INVESTMENTS INC. DAVID HAWRYSH 1,000.00
11/03/14 CENTREVILLE CONSTRUCTION LTD. TERENCE C.Y. HUI – ERIC FUNG 8,050.00
07/02/14 CHONGYE DEVELOPMENTS LTD. AMY BARSHA WASHINGTON 10,000.00
10/28/14 CM BAY PROPERTIES LTD. JUN CHAO MO – YONG FEI SUN 25,000.00
11/03/14 CONCERT PROPERTIES GARNET ANDREWS – WALTER CANTA 7,500.00
03/12/14 CONCORD PACIFIC TERENCE HUI 46,000.00
07/02/14 DAVA DEVELOPMENTS LTD. DAVID YAT – KONG CHUNG 10,000.00
05/23/14 DEECORP PROPERTIES LTD. STANLEY J DEE 10,000.00
11/06/14 DELTA LAND DEVELOPMENT LTD. KENNETH HENRY J BOWDEN – TONY YIK NAN Hll 5,000.00
04/25/14 DERSON ENTERPRISES LTD. KEN T.H. LIANG 5,000.00
11/14/14 DON DOCKSTEADER MOTORS LTD. KAPIL DILAWRI – AJAY DILAWRI 25,000.00
01/28/14 DR. PETER K.K. WONG INC. PETER K. K. WONG 1,500.00
04/25/14 E.W.L. INVESTMENTS LTD. KEN T.H. LIANG – EDWIN EN-WEI 5,000.00
11/06/14 EARNSCLIFFE BC INC. ADAM JOHNSON – MICHAEL ROBINSON 5,250.00
10/14/14 EAST VANCOUVER BOTTLE DEPOT lTD. KULBIR SINGH RANA 1,000.00
11/14/14 EDGAR DEVELOPMENT CORP. PETER NORMAN EDGAR 3,500.00
09/30/14 ERINMORE ESTATES LTD. BRENDA MCLEAN – SACHA R.F. MCLEAN 1,800.00
10/25/14 FAITH HOPE INVESTMENTS CORP. ANDREW D. GRANT – PHILIP LEE 35,000.00
12/02/13 GBL ARCHITECTS INC. TOM BELL – AMELA BRUDAR 1,500.00
11/03/14 GIBSON HOSPITALITY INC. ROGER GIBSON – JOHN ALLEN TETI 1,800.00
10/20/14 GLOBAL AGRICULTURE TRANS-LOADING INC. BIKRAMJIT SANGHA – AMRIK SANGHA 1,000.00
11/01/14 GLOWBAL GROUP HOLDINGS LTD. EMAD Y ACOUB 23,500.00
03/11/14 GORDON NELSON INC. JASON GORDON – CHRISTOPHER NELSON 25,000.00
10/23/14 GRANVILLE ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION BLAINE C. CULLING 6,000.00
10/29/14 GREAT CANADIAN GAMING CORPORATION NEIL W. BAKER – ROD N. BAKER 10,000.00
10/31/14 GREAT PACIFIC CAPITAL CORP. RYAN BARRINGTON-FOOTE – NICK DESMARAIS 13,000.00
09/30/14 HARBOUR SQUARE PROPERTIES LTD. BRENDA MCLEAN – SACHA R.F. MCLEAN 2,750.00
11/12/14 HAREWOOD INVESTMENTS INC COLIN BOSA – ROBERT BOSA 10,000.00
11/14/14 HARVEY MCKINNON ASSOCIATES HARVEY MCKINNON 1,000.00
05/24/14 HENRIQUEZ PARTNERS ALFRED GREGORY HENRIQUEZ – RICHARD GEORGE HENRIQUEZ 1,500.00
05/24/14 HOLBORN HOLDINGS LTD. KIM KONG KHONG – JOO KIM TIAH 105,000.00
11/05/14 HOLLYBURN PROPERTIES LIMITED STEPHEN S. SANDER – MARK TARA SANDER 5,000.00
11/06/14 HOOTSUITE HOLDINGS INC. RYAN SWEENEY – JEFF LIEBERMAN 2,000.00
09/30/14 INTERDEPENDENT INVESTMENTS LTD JOEL SOLOMON 14,307.98
12/02/13 INTRACORP PROJECTS LTD. JOE S. HOUSSIAN – DON S. FORSGREN 32,500.00
10/24/14 lTC MANAGEMENT INC DOUGLAS J. MACFARLANE – NINA NIXON 25,000.00
05/23/14 J GORDON ENTERPRISES JASON GORDON 5,000.00
03/12/14 J.D. SWEID LTD. RONALD CLIFFORD POLLON- CLIFFORD MURDOCK POLLON 12,500.00
07/02/14 JAMESON DEVELOPMENT CORP. THOMAS ATHANASIOS JAMES PAPPAJOHN – JOHN GEORGE JAMES PAPPAJOHN 20,000.00
06/04/14 JOEY TOMATO’S (CANADA) INC. JEFFREY W. FULLER – STEWART E. FULLER 15,000.00
01/08/14 KEBET HOLDINGS LTD. RYAN KEITH BEEDIE – KEITH REGINALD BEEDIE 25,000.00
06/11/14 KEG RESTAURANTS LTD. DAVID AISENSTAT – JIM GABEL 40,000.00
04/25/14 KENRIDGE PROPERTIES LTD. KEN T.H. LIANG – EDWIN EN-WEI LIANG 5,000.00
04/25/14 KENSFIELD DEVELOPMENT LTD. KEN T.H. LIANG 5,000.00
07/02/14 LANDMARK INNOVATIVE HOMES LTD. HELEN CHAN SUN 10,000.00
10/29/14 LIVING BALANCE INVESTMENT GROUP LTD. STEVEN MARC LIPPMAN 1,000.00
11/12/14 LOON PROPERTIES INC DALE BOSA – ROBERT BOSA 10,000.00
09/11/14 LOW TIDE PROPERTIES LTD. WILLIAM DAVID FERGUSON – DENNIS J. WILSON 37,500.00
06/19/14 MAGNUM PROJECTS LTD. GEORGE WONG 75,000.00
11/28/14 MARSHALL ENTERPRISES (2007) LTD. SHELDON MICHAEL CHECHIK- MARILYN ALISSA CHECHIK 6,250.00
03/12/14 MAXIM DEVELOPMENT GROUP (CANADA) INC GURJINDER S. KHAIRA 1,500.00
07/18/14 MAXIMIZER SERVICE INC. PETER YEH 7,500.00
12/02/13 MC2 (INTRACORP S.W. MARINE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP) DON S. FORSGREN 12,500.00
03/12/14 MCL MOTORS 2010 AJAY DILAWRI – KAPIL DILAWRI 50,000.00
12/06/13 MERRICK ARCHTECTURE BOROWSKI SAKUMOTO FLIGG LIMITED GREG BOROWSKI – GRAHAM DOUGLAS FLIGG 1,000.00
10/28/14 ML PROPERTIES LLOYD LEMOIGNAN 2,000.00
10/28/14 MONARK INVESTMENTS LTD. MANOJ SIKKA – MARK JOSEPH CATROPPA 10,000.00
11/03/14 MOSAIC AVENUE DEVELOPMENTS MAXIME JOHN BRUCE – ROBERT MCCARTHY 1,000.00
11/13/14 NERD CORPS ENTERAINMENT INC. MARK GOSINE 2,000.00
07/02/14 NEW OAKRIDGE INVESTMENT LIMITED PARTNERSHIP HE XING LIANG – ZHONG LIANG 10,000.00
10/29/14 NO. 234 CATHEDRAL VENTURES LTD. STEVEN MARC LIPPMAN – DANNY WONG 1,000.00
11/03/14 NOVUS ENTERTAINMENT INC. TERENCE C. HUI – CHI HO (JOSEPH) HUI 6,000.00
10/18/14 OCTOPUS ENTERPRISES INC. SCOTT SINCLAIR 2,500.00
11/03/14 ONE WEST HOLDINGS LTD. KEITH E. BURRELL – CHI HO HUJ 7,200.00
04/25/14 PAISHER ENTERPRISES LTD. KEN T.H. LIANG 5,000.00
10/20/14 PCI HOLDINGS CORP. ANDREW GRANT – PHILIP LEE – LAWRENCE KY. LEE – DANIEL BRIAN TURNER 1,000.00
10/22/14 PETERCO HOLDINGS LTD. LENNIE FLYNN – JANE TURNBULL 2,500.00
07/02/14 PNP HOLDINGS LTD. AMIRALI VIRANI 5,000.00
10/22/14 POLYGON HOMES LTD. MICHAEL J. AUDAIN – ROBERT BRUNO 20,000.00
11/12/14 PROVIDENT FINANCIAL CORP. DALE BOSA – COLIN BOSA 10,000.00
06/04/14 RELIANCE PROPERTIES MICHAEL CHECHIK – JACK BERNARD LESHGOLD 47,650.00
05/23/14 RENEWAL PARTNERS COMPANY CAROL NEWELL 25,000.00
10/15/14 RENNIE MARKETING SYSTEMS BOB RENNIE – ROBERT PAUL RENNIE 26,000.00
10/21/14 RIZE ALLIANCE PROPERTIES LTD. WILLIAM WEI JONG LIN 34,500.00
11/28/14 ROSSMORE PROPERTIES LTD. JACK BERNARD LESHGOLD 6,250.00
08/14/14 RPMG HOLDINGS LTD. GIULIO DE COTIIS – ROSSANO DE COTIJS 76,500.00
05/23/14 SERRACAN PROPERTIES LTD. W. GINO NONNI 10,000.00
03/12/14 SHATO HOLDINGS LTD. LARRY BELL – DONALD R GERMAN 22,500.00
11/15/14 SOCO INVESTMENT INC. GRAHAM BLANK – FAN IRIS 8,000.00
11/03/14 SOLTERRA REAL ESTATE SERVICES CORP. GUERRINO NICHELE 50,000.00
10/15/14 STRATCOM (STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS) BOB PENNER – DAVID LEVI 20,000.00
10/28/14 SUTHERLAND CONCRETE LTD. JAMES DOUGLAS SUTHERLAND – WILLIAM WILFRED SUTHERLAND 2,800.00
10/16/14 TAU HOLDINGS LTD. ALEXANDER LAU – SANDRA LAU 10,000.00
11/06/14 TELUS CORPORATION R.H. (DICK) AUCHINLECK – A. CHARLES BAILLIE 2,500.00
09/25/14 THE CHARLES F. WHITE CORPORATION DAVID AISENSTAT 75,000.00
11/03/14 THE CRESTMARK DEVELOPMENTS LTD PARTNERSHIP TERENCE C.Y. HUI 6,750.00
11/12/14 THE DELLS HOLDINGS LTD DALE BOSA – COLIN BOSA 10,000.00
10/28/14 THIND PROPERTIES LIMITED DALJIT THIND 30,000.00
10/25/14 TOWTON INVESTMENTS LTD. ANDREW D. GRANT – CYNTHIA LIM 8,000.00
11/03/14 UXBRIDGE MECHANICAL LTD. NAMTEZ SINGH SOHAL 1,600.00
10/31/14 VALUE PROPERTY GROUP ARNOLD SILBER 10,000.00
11/03/14 VANCOUVER BUILDING SUPPLIES INC. CHI HO (JOSEPH) HUI – PETER YEH 6,000.00
11/13/14 VANCOUVER FILM STUDIOS LTO. BRENDA MCLEAN – SACHA MCLEAN 1,000.00
03/29/14 VANCOUVER TAXI ASSOCIATION (2011) DJAMSHID CHAMI – AMANDEEP GARCHA 53,500.00
10/15/14 WALL FINANCIAL CORPORATION BARTON BRETT FINLAY – ROBERT KING 15,000.00
10/25/14 WARRINGTON PCI MANAGEMENT DAVID PHILLIP SPEAR – ANDREW D. GRANT 10,000.00
09/15/14 WAZUKU ADVISORY GROUP INC. STEPHEN KUKUCHA – MICHAEL WATSON 3,100.00
06/04/14 WESGROUP PROPERTIES LP PEETER WESIK 55,000.00
11/13/14 WEST COAST REDUCTION LTD. GORDON R DIAMOND – BARRY CHARLES GLOTMAN 5,000.00
10/31/14 WEST COAST RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT SERVICES CURTIS STEVEN HOLFELD 4,000.00
10/15/14 WESTBANK PROJECTS CORP. IAN GILLESPIE 15,000.00
10/14/14 WESTERN BAY PROPERTIES INC. BARJINDER SINGH DHAHAN 1,000.00
10/22/14 WESTWOOD RIDGE DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION ROBERT BRUNO – NEIL CHRYSTAL 12,500.00
10/14/14 WHITEHALL INVESTMENTS LTD. DAEN CAMPBELL – JORDON CAMPBELL 5,000.00
06/24/14 WHITEWATER CONCRETE LTD. CRAIG ALLEN SMITH – ROBERT KYLE SMITH 5,000.00
 Total ($1000 or more) 1,891,057.98

130 corporate donors provided Vision contributions of $1000 or more. If all corporate donors had been limited to $1000 at most, then a total of $156,765.00 would have been raised (and not 1,917,822.98). It’s worth noting that almost all corporate donors gave at least $1000 to Vision’s campaign, a very small minority provided less than a $1000.

Here’s a list of contributions of $1000 or more from unions that appeared in Vision Vancouver’s original 2014 declaration:

Date Union Director(s) Amount
11/13/14 ACFC WEST, LOCAL 2020 UNIFOR GORDON ALYWARD – WENDY SUBITY 1,000.00
10/06/14 B.C. GOVERNMENT AND SERVICE EMPLOYEES’ UNION STEPHANIE SMITH – PAUL FINCH 10,080.00
11/05/14 CANADIAN LABOUR CONGRESS HASSAN YUSSUFF – BARBARA BYERS 30,000.00
11/13/14 CANADIAN OFFICE & PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES UNION LOCAL 378 DAVID BLACK – LORI MAYHEW 19,250.00
11/03/14 CANADIAN UNION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES LOCAL 1004 ANDREW LEDGER – GARY PARKER – FRANK LEE 34,300.00
11/14/14 CANADIAN UNION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES METRO DISTRICT COUNCIL CINDY MCQUEEN – SHERYL BURNS – SARAH BJORKNAS – FRANK LEE 1,000.00
05/24/14 CANADIAN UNION PUBLIC EMPLOYEES BC DIVISION MARK HANCOCK – PAUL FAORO 155,600.00
10/14/14 CANDIAN UNION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES LOCAL 15 LEANNE TODERIAN – BRENDA COOMBS – BARB DICKINSON 40,000.00
11/13/14 DIRECTORS GUILD OF CANADA B.C. DISTRICT COUNCIL ALLAN HARMON – MATTHEW CHIPERA – CATHERINE KRETZ – MICHAEL C. YOUNG 1,000.00
10/22/14 INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS LOCAL 963 TIM DEVIVO – TIM CHESTER- BRUCE OLSON -ANDREW BENNETT 23,300.00
10/16/14 UNIFOR JERRY DIAS – PETER KENNEDY 15,000.00
11/04/14 UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS LOCAL 1518 IVAN LIMPRIGHT – FRANK POZZOBON 8,500.00
10/27/14 VANCOUVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION DAN GRAVES – ALLAN HALEY – HEATHER ALLISON – CHLOE MCKNIGHT – JANEK KUCHMISTRZ – CHRIS MURPHY 17,500.00
11/03/14 VANCOUVER SECONDARY TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION DEBBIE PAWLUK – RORY BROWN – SYLVIA METZNER 2,940.00
 Total ($1000 or more)  $359,470.00

14 unions provided Vision contributions of $1000 or more, and accounted for $359,470.00 in donations. If all union donors had been limited to $1000 at most, then a total of $14,800.00 would have been raised (and not $360,270.00).

Contributions of $1000 or more from non-profits that appeared in Vision Vancouver’s original 2014 declaration are listed below:

Date Organization Director(s) Amount
10/25/14 CANADA CHAOSHAN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION GUAN CAl – RU JIE FENG – SIU NGAI LAM – HUAN MING ZHENG – WEI LIANG ZHOU – XIAO YUE ZHUANG 2,000.00
11/03/14 EDEN MEDICINAL SOCIETY JOSH LOWRY – DOUGLAS STEPHEN – KOLTEN TAEKEMA 1,750.00
11/03/14 MED POT NOW SOCIETY DANA LARSEN – DANIEL PETROV – GEORGE RAPTIS 2,500.00
11/03/14 VANCOUVER DISPENSARY SOCIETY DORITA DEMPSTER – DANA LARSEN – BRIAN PERDUE 2,500.00
 Total $8,750.00

4 non-profits provided Vision contributions of $1000 or more, and accounted for $8,750.00 in donations. If all non-profit donors had been limited to $1000 at most, then a total of $7,420.00 would have been raised (and not $12,170.00).

Additional contributions of $1000 or more from individuals that appeared in Vision Vancouver’s revised declaration are listed below:

Date Donor Amount (Combined)
09/30/15 DEAN ALEXANDER 45,800.00
09/16/15 JOY ALEXANDER 2,200.00
02/10/15 PATRICIA BACCHUS 1,140.00
04/27/15 CATHERINE EVANS 1,720.00
04/27/15 CYNTHIA LIM 3,000.00
05/31/15 MICHAEL MAGEE 10,440.00
03/16/15 GARY POONI 1,200.00
02/06/15 STEPAN VDOVINE 1,725.00
Total 67,225.00

Additional contributions of $1000 or more from corporate donors that appeared in Vision Vancouver’s revised declaration are listed below:

Date Company Director(s) Amount
09/16/15 0789955 B.C. LTD. LUKE ANDREW LAI – HENRY FILBERT MAN 10,000.00
10/27/15 0858623 BC LTD. JEFFREY W. FULLER 10,000.00
04/27/15 BASTION DEVELOPMENT HUGH TANGYE 2,500.00
11/05/15 BERT’S ELECTRIC (2001) LTD. BRIAN ALBERTSON – RYAN CHARLES COOKE 25,000.00
04/27/15 BUSTERS TOWING (ALL TECH. TRANSPORT LTD.) MARY SCHRUMP – SPENCER SHRUMP 15,000.00
05/25/15 CACTUS RESTAURANTS LTD. RICHARD JAFFRAY 10,000.00
05/07/15 CM BAY PROPERTIES LTD. JUN CHAO MO – YONG FEI SUN 25,000.00
03/11/15 DEECORP PROPERTIES LTD. STANLEY J DEE 5,000.00
08/12/15 DON DOCKSTEADER MOTORS LTD. KAPIL DILAWRI – AJAY DILAWRI 25,000.00
04/27/15 INTRACORP PROJECT LTD JON S HOUSSAIN – DON S. FORSGREN 15,000.00
09/16/15 EARNSCLIFFE B.C. INC. ADAM JOHNSON – MICHAEL ROBINSON 1,440.00
04/27/15 FAITH HOPE INVESTMENTS CORP. ANDREW D. GRANT – PHILIP LEE 3,500.00
11/05/15 GLOTMAN, SIMPSON CONSULTING ENGINEERS GEOFFREY STEVEN GLOTMAN – ROBERT DONALD SIMPSON 25,000.00
06/26/15 GLOWBAL GROUP HOLDINGS LTD. EMAD YACOUB 10,000.00
04/27/15 JAMESON DEVELOPMENT CORP. THOMAS ATHANASIOS JAMES PAPPAJOHN – JOHN GEORGE JAMES PAPPAJOHN 10,000.00
05/25/15 KEBET HOLDINGS LTD. RYAN KEITH BEEDIE – KEITH REGINALD BEEDIE 25,000.00
09/16/15 MCL MOTORS 2010 AJAY DllAWRI – KAPIL DILAWRI 25,000.00
09/16/15 PROGRESSIVE WASTE SOLUTIONS CANADA INC. JOSEPH D. QUARIN 20,000.00
09/16/15 RAYMOND KIM HOLDINGS INC. KYLE ALLAN TWETER – DAN NEIL WILSON 10,000.00
09/16/15 RIZE ALLIANCE PROPERTIES LTD. WILLIAM WEI JONG LIN 25,000.00
04/27/15 SERRACAN PROPERTIES LTD. W GINO NONNI 15,000.00
05/31/15 STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS BOB PENNER – DAVID LEVI 5,000.00
04/07/15 GREAT CANADIAN GAMING CORPOPRATION NEIL W. BAKER – ROD N. BAKER 2,500.00
04/27/15 TOWTON INVESTMENTS LTD. ANDREW D. GRANT – CYNTHIA LIM 3,500.00
09/16/15 VANCOUVER TAXI ASSOCIATION (2011) DJAMSHID CHAMI – AMANDEEP GARCHA 15,000.00
Total  $338,440.00

Limiting the donation from each corporation to $1000 maximum would have resulted in $25,420.00 from corporations.

Additional contributions of $1000 or more from unions that appeared in Vision Vancouver’s revised declaration are listed below:

Date Union Director(s) Amount
04/07/15 B.C. GOVERNMENT AND SERVICE EMPLOYEES’ UNION STEPHANIE SMITH – PAUL FINCH 2,500.00
02/20/15 CANADIAN OFFICE & PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES UNION LOCAL 378 DOVID BLACK – LORI MAYHEW 5,000.00
03/03/15 HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES’ UNION VICTOR ELKINS – JENNIFER WHITESIDE 11,700.00
04/27/15 CANADIAN UNION OF PUBLIC EMPLOYEES BC DIVISION MARK HANCOCK – PAUL FAORO 2,500.00
05/07/15 B.C. FEDERATION OF LABOUR IRENE LANZINGER – AARON EKMAN 2,500.00
 Total  $24,200.00

Limiting the donation from each union to $1000 maximum would have resulted in a total of $5,980.00 (not $24,200).

Vision did not receive any further donations from non-profits after 2014.

Spreadsheet: Vision_2014_1k_donors

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