Nova Scotia Liberals received the most political donations in 2021

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Nova Scotia’s Liberal Party received the most donations of any political party in the province in 2021, collecting about $1.16 million.

The Elections Nova Scotia report released today says the governing Progressive Conservatives, who took power in August 2021, received the second highest number, with about $802,000.

Nova Scotia’s New Democratic Party received the third most donor dollars, with $651,500.

Elections Nova Scotia releases the names of donors who gave more than $200 to a political party between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31. The province caps donations from individuals at $5,000.

The Liberals had the most reported donors of any party, with about 1,250 people giving more than $200 to the party, with an average reported donation of $783.

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Nova Scotia’s NDP had the second-highest number of donors that gave more than $200, with about 1,030 donors who gave an average of $510 each.

The PCs were third with 740 reported donors, who gave an average sum of $950.

Nova Scotia’s Green Party collected about $25,500 in donations, and the Atlantica Party received about $6,900.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published June 23, 2022.

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