OTTAWA – A by-the-numbers look at how much money federal parties put into local campaigns in the last election, based on returns filed with Elections Canada by the end of March.
$9.6 million: Total transfers by all parties to local candidates.
$1.55 million: Value of transfers by the Liberals, Conservatives and NDP in the first half of the 2015 election.
$1.13 million: Value of transfers by the Liberals, Conservatives and NDP in the last two weeks of the campaign.
$4.48 million: Value of transfers by the Liberals to their candidates.
$3.14 million: Combined value of transfers by the Conservatives and NDP to their candidates.
$225,415: Amount the Liberals transferred to the B.C. riding of West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country, the highest for any Liberal riding.
14: Ridings that received Conservative party funds where the Tories won,
53: Ridings the Conservatives targeted with funding.
44: Candidates who received transfers from Jason Kenney’s riding association of Calgary Midnapore during the election.
$183,000: Value of transfers Kenney sent to other candidates around the country.
$106,497: Value of NDP transfers to the riding of Kenora where star candidate Howard Hampton ran against Conservative incumbent Greg Rickford and Liberal Bob Nault.
519: Votes Hampton lost by to Nault.