The United Conservative Party has raised the most money among Alberta’s political parties in the first two quarters of 2019.
The UCP received 3,185 donations totaling $5,089,332.07; more than $1.5 million of that coming between April 1 and June 30.
The governing party’s total includes donations to constituency associations.
The former governing NDP raised a total of $4,106,626.68 so far in 2019, including $1,427,710.08 in the second quarter of the year; $165,988 less than the UCP raised in the same period.
The Alberta Party raised $101,382.79 in the second quarter of 2019, and a total of $204,901.75 so far this year.
Donors contributed just $38,220 to the Alberta Liberals in the second quarter, and $84,723.55 in 2019.
Both the Liberals and the Alberta Party were shut out of the legislature in the 2019 provincial election, which saw the UCP win a majority government with 63 of the 87 seats. The NDP was relegated to Opposition status after winning 24 seats.
Meanwhile, the Freedom Conservative Party raised $5,205.62 in the second quarter, adding to its total of $13,052.62 for the year.
The FCP was created and led by former Wildrose and UCP MLA Derek Fildebrandt, who lost his seat in the election; the party is now led by interim leader David White.
The Alberta Independence Party, which ran candidates in the spring election, raised $2,000 in 2019 from a single donation in the second quarter.
The Alberta Advantage Party raised $1,080.00 in the second quarter, contributing to its year-to-date total of $2,283.00.