Here’s how Yukon’s political parties funded their 2021 election campaigns – Yukon News
The public disclosure of the money behind the last territorial election leaves a mark on how political parties in the Yukon financed their campaigns.
The Chief Electoral Officer’s report on 2021 territorial election financing is posted online and was tabled in the Yukon Legislative Assembly on April 28.
This shows that the Liberals were the only ones to end the election period with a surplus of $8,350. The Yukon Party finished the event with a deficit of $99,500. The NDP also finished in the red with a deficit of $107,500.
The Yukon Party spent the most at nearly $294,500, while the Yukon Liberal Party spent $186,100 and the Yukon NDP spent $179,800.
The Liberal Party and the Yukon Party raised similar amounts, with the Liberal Party raising nearly $194,500 and the Yukon Party raising $195,000. The NDP had an income of $72,300.
A breakdown of election finance reports by candidate in each electoral district shows 13 candidates with the highest incomes and expenses per riding won. The remaining six winners passed without having the highest incomes and expenses compared to their competitors by constituency.
In total, the Liberal Party had 193 contributors, including 81 party contributors and 113 candidate contributors. The highest contributions received by the party were $5,000 from Pemberton Management and Consulting and Billy and Lilly Restaurant Corp. ltd.
Ketza Construction donated $2,500 to the Liberal Party and the Yukon Party.
Air North made $3,500 in in-kind contributions to the Liberal Party and the Yukon Party.
Chieftain Energy donated $1,000 in unleaded gasoline or regular diesel to the Liberal Party and nearly $1,000 in regular fuel to the Yukon Party.
A total of 260 contributors gave to the Yukon Party, including 120 party contributors and 140 candidate contributors. Midnight Sun Drilling contributed the highest amount to the party at $15,000. Ewing Transport Ltd. and two numbered companies — 12963 Yukon Inc. and 45325 Yukon Inc — each contributed $5,000. Tombstone Outfitters based in Lethbridge, Alberta. donated $4,000, Worldwide Trophy Adventures based in Sydney, Australia donated $3,000 and Aaron Florian of Salt Lake City, Utah donated $2,500 to the Yukon Party.
The NDP received monetary contributions from 379 contributors, 82 of which were over $250. The highest amount was $1,280 from Lois Moorcroft.
Each political party and each candidate must file statutory returns showing total income and expenditure under the financial provisions legislation contained in the Election law.
All election finance reports were due July 19, 2021, and reports were due August 6, 2021, unless a political party had an approved extension.
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