Manitoba’s governing Progressive Conservatives raise much more money than Opposition

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister makes his way to his seat during question period at the Manitoba Legislature in Winnipeg, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. A Manitoba Hutterite minister is telling the province to stop identifying colonies where members have tested positive for COVID-19 because it is leading to stigmatization. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods.

Manitoba’s governing Progressive Conservatives continue to raise much more money than the Opposition New Democrats.

Documents filed with Elections Manitoba show the Tories raised more than $1.6 million in donations and fundraising last year.

That’s roughly twice as much as the NDP’s total of $820,000.

Read more: Charitable donations in Manitoba dwindling amid COVID-19: survey

After expenses, both parties were left with surpluses to help with the next election campaign.

It’s expected to take place October 2023.

The Liberals and the Green party have yet to file their statements.


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