The PC Party’s Tommy Williams, whoever that is, speaking of The Party’s fundraising efforts, tells the CBC:
"We obviously have a corporate campaign, and we have an annual golf tournament. But this is our big event on an annual basis."
This chart shows PC Party central regular fundraising totals from 1996 to 2010. It does not include election-period fundraising for the central party (hence the apparent "dip" in 2007, when fundraising was directed towards the campaign), nor writ-period fundraising by general- and by-election candidates. It also doesn’t include the PC Party’s heavily ramped-up district association fundraising, nor any putative leadership candidate fundraising. Fundraising and spending by both of those types of party machines fall outside the ambit of Newfoundland and Labrador’s anemic electoral law.
The pale, small column represent donations from persons, while the darker, larger columns are donations from businesses and corporations.
The figures for 2011 are in ghosty colours because, with 47 days left to go before 2012 becomes 2013, Elections Newfoundland and Labrador has still not published the annual and campaign finance disclosures for 2011.
That, or one hell of a golf tournament.
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