February 25, 2018

Vision Vancouver spent a bundle in the last civic election.

As several candidates have already done ahead of Monday’s deadline, Vision Vancouver has filed its campaign disclosure statements from the fall civic election.

 Mayor Gregor Robertson’s party raised $ 2.3 million in 2011, and spent $ 2.2 million in the civic campaign.

 Donations come from about 2500 individuals and 250 organizations, including CUPE, Canaccord and the Keg restaurants.

 Party co-chair Stepan Vdovine says there is no breakdown for individual candidates, including Robertson.

 He said “Vision runs its campaign centrally and we do not, unlike the NPA, divide spending per candidate. We spend as a group.”

 Robertson’s rival in last fall’s vote, the NPA’s Suzanne Anton, spent nearly $ 71,000 on her campaign, and only brought in $ 60,000 in donations.

 NPA officials say they will file their overall spending statements in the coming days.

CKNW Vancouver News

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