Campaign spending within limit

  • Jan. 12, 2005 6:00 p.m.

Skeena-Bulkley Valley Conservative candidate Andy Burton outspent his rivals in the June federal election campaign, but it didn’t win him the seat.
Information filed with Elections Canada shows Mr. Burton spent close to $54,000 on election expenses, compared to just over $48,000 for winner Nathan Cullen of the NDP. Both candidates spent well under their limit of $89,000.
Information for Liberal candidate Miles Richardson was not available, but Frank Martin of the Marxist-Leninist Party reported expenses of $700, while Christian Heritage party candidate Rod Taylor spent $15,000.
Mr. Cullen attracted the most individual donations, with 204 people donating a total of $30,000 to his campaign. Seventy-four individuals contributed just over $15,000 to Mr. Burton’s campaign.
However, Mr. Burton received more donations from corporations, with 38 corporations giving $15,000 to the Conservative candidate. Mr. Cullen’s campaign received just over $2,000 from seven corporations.