British Columbians for BC-STV may have lost the recent referendum on electoral reform. But it wasn't for lack of funding. According to a financing disclosure report filed with Elections British Columbia, the single-transferable vote advocates took in $247,681.49 in donations, as well as receiving an outstanding $100,000 loan from Fair Vote BC. By comparison, the No BC-STV Campaign Society raised $11,625.43 and won. Both organizations also got $500,000 cheques from the government to run their campaigns.
August 18, 2009