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BC NDP raises over $1M in first 3 months of 2024

The BC NDP raised more than $1.1 million in the first three months of 2024.

BC United, the official opposition in the province, brought in $830,600 over the same period, according to Elections BC.

The insurgent Conservative Party of BC, meanwhile, received $384,000 in contributions.

The BC Greens received $214,000.

<who> Photo credit: Elections BC

The above four parties are required to publish financial reports because they receive annual subsidies based on the number of votes they receive.

Under the Election Act, the chief electoral officer must pay an annual allowance to registered political parties whose candidates win at least two per cent of the total votes cast in all electoral districts.

Those parties then receive $1.75 for each vote they received in the last election, adjusted for inflation.

On Jan. 15, in the first instalment of 2024, the parties received the following subsidies:

  • NDP: $813,000

  • BC United: $576,700

  • Greens: $257,150

  • BC Conservatives: $32,500

The NDP has led in almost all polls released this year.

On April 5, Leger said the governing party had a “sustained, substantial lead” ahead of October’s election.

<who> Photo credit: Elections BC </who> The first instalment of subsidies paid to the four largest parties in BC.

But the same polls suggest the BC Conservatives have been growing in popularity over recent months.

One poll released last week even predicted the party would win the most votes were an election held now.

BC United, meanwhile, is said to be facing “political wipeout,” though the party’s leader, Kevin Falcon, has remained bullish about his chances of winning power.



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