I have released my second financial disclosure statement before election day. I have collected nearly $20,000 in campaign contributions from over 100 individuals as of October 11, 2017.
I am delivering on the pledge I made at my campaign launch in January 2017 to disclose all contributions over $100 in advance of election day. The current financial disclosure rules only require this to be done after the election is over. I released my first financial disclosure statement on September 18, 2017.
In addition to disclosure reporting, I am only taking contributions from individuals and have pledged not to accept any donations from corporations or unions. I made a decision early on to ensure my campaign reflected the democratic values I believe in as a new citizen. I believe that campaigns should be driven by people, instead of by corporations and unions—that’s why I’ve taken a position of not taking big money in this election. That’s why our campaign is powered by volunteers.
During the last municipal election, the vast majority of campaign funds for elected candidates came from corporations and unions. City Council has since called upon the provincial government to prohibit corporate and union donations in municipal elections.
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