According to Elections BC's FRPC, John van Dongen Abbotsford South contributions is Zero? Not quite true.
Another way to look at the data for Abbotsford South is this..... 18 Affiliation Records from a Search Criteria of March 14, 2008 to March 14, 2012 yielded these dates between April 4, 2009 and May 4, 2009, for a total of $25, 300.00 (one month's worth) during the last Provincial Election. No more, no less. Apparently those of Abbotsford South Electoral Riding for the BC Liberals, are NOT big spenders. Does it then mean that the BC Liberal Party itself was picking up the major portion of the van Dongen's run to be an MLA for the BC Liberal Party in 2009? Or were other candidates, finding themselves with too much cash, passed it along to van Dongen? Not saying there is anything wrong with the bookkeeping because its all duly recorded with Elections BC with the "FROM" people noted. Does it mean that Abbotsford South is Open Season for any party, With Money?
(Kash Heed donations were $17,550.00 Wally Oppal's was $49,885.39)
Total monies declared by all candidates for Abbotsford South was $35,734.78, difference of $10,434.78
BC Liberal Party total, between 2011/03/14 to 2012/03/14 was $920,188.46, which of course covers the Leadership Race, and for that "Candidate" who did win the Leadership Race, she wasn't a sitting MLA.
To be the Premier, Christy Clark just had to deliver those sandwiches to her Scrutineers to become the Uno Numero ..... of the BC Liberals
Now I wonder what the rest of the Ridings are like for the BC Liberals? For example, we have two by-elections coming up.....
Chilliwack Hope Zero contributions to the BC Liberals, but that's to be expected, the By-Election Writ has just been sent out, and not signed by Christy Clark. That honour belongs to the Attorney General of British Columbia, Shirley Bond!
Port Moody Coquitlam Zero contributions to the BC Liberals, same as above.
I've got to go a different route here with FRPC, Elections BC database. Ahhhh!
Its not the Dollars involved that is important here, its the Affiliation Records.
Big companies, came up with three times as much cash as the 1%.
The 1% has three times the voting power of the 99%.
Things have got to change here!
BC Lib one year ending May 13, 2009 $15,372,908.85 Affiliation Records 10,315
BC NDP one year ending May 13, 2009 $5,792,685.16 Affiliation Records 30,702
BC Lib one year ending May 13, 2010 $5,753,450.82 Affiliation Records 3,407
BC NDP one year ending May 13, 2010 $2,167,923.45 Affiliation Records 22,943
BC Lib one year ending May 13, 2011 $10,050,425.66 Affiliation Records 6,094
BC NDP one year ending May 13, 2011 $2,238,537.97 Affiliation Records 14,65 5
BC Lib one year ending May 13, 2012 $27,084.00 Affiliation Records 5 (Leadership)
BC NDP one year ending May 13, 2012 $43,632.99 Affiliation Records 49 (Leadership)
Mind boggling numbers if you look at Christy Clark's $621,709.00 to get herself over to Victoria.
To run as a candidate for Vancouver Point Grey, there are only TWO entries, whereas running for the Leadership there's a staggering 180.
182 Records of Affiliation between May 13, 2010 and May 13, 2012. She was sworn in as the un-elected Premier on March 14, 2011.
There are only four pages, click on "Filer Type" go to the bottom and there's her Candidacy $ numbers.