I’m proud of my record on pursuing municipal campaign finance reform (see here, here and here). In Calgary, a good number of campaigns have agreed to disclose their funding in advance of the election, and I expect this will become common practice here in the future.
I see value in being transparent about the donations we’ve accepted prior to election day, so my team and I have decided to close off donations today at noon (the last business day of the campaign) and post the tally. We believe it is accurate, but reserve the right to amend it if we discover an error prior to filing our official disclosure statement.
I think it’s important to disclose where the funds came from that helped run this campaign. By law all candidates must do this, win or lose, but not until long after election day.
Other than selling tickets to fundraising events, none of these contributions were solicited. These are simply people and groups who support my vision and would like to see me re-elected.
Consistent with the recent changes to the Local Authorities Election Act, donations $100 and greater must be identified; donations less than $100 need only be totalled together. We have presented the information in this format. It is downloadable as a pdf here.