COPE reveals financing, challenges Vision to reveal its own
COPE revealed its financing for 2014 yesterday in a press release. The electoral organization raised roughly $18,440 from unions and $200 from one corporation so far in 2014. The rest of the costs, which was $28,065, came from individual donations, for a total of $60,114 to date.
COPE also challenged Vision Vancouver to reveal party donations from 2012 and 2013. The rules from Election BC only requires disclosure of contributions from Jan. 1 to the election date on Nov. 15.
“I challenge Gregor Robertson to reveal the bulk of Vision’s dark money donations from non-election years,” said COPE mayoral candidate Meena Wong.
Mayor Gregor Robertson says Vision Vancouver is currently working on the documents which will be released soon. To date, Vision and NPA have not released their lists.
A COPE government will enact limits on the amount individuals can donate to political parties, according to the release, and limit the amount individuals and parties can spend during an election.
View COPE’s complete list of donations over $100 below.