Alberta Political Parties Raise Big Money, But Political Action Committees Raise More
Alberta political parties raise big money, but political action committees raise more
The NDP and the major conservative parties in Alberta are in a horse-race for fundraising this year, with donations to the conservative block surging in the last three months.
But some of the biggest fundraising efforts are happening just outside the parties themselves, with hundreds of thousands of dollars going to the province’s controversial political action committees (PAC).
From July to September of this year:
The NDP raised about $440,000
The UCP raised about $398,000
The Wildrose raised about $121,000
The PC Party raised $24,000
The Alberta Advantage Fund, a PAC, raised $635,700
Year-to-date, the NDP and the conservative parties are almost at par in …