British Columbia's labour movement once again bet on a winner. According to an analysis of donations over $250 made to the provincial New Democrats' leadership candidates, Adrian Dix received $24,500 from the trade unions - the most among his competitors. By comparison, John Horgan received $17,500 and Mike Farnworth received $11,000. In 2003, the labour movement also came out strongly in support of Carole James's winning bid to head the New Democrats, contributing $28,306 to her leadership campaign. That represented 49.97 percent of the donations to that campaign. The following is a complete copy of our aforementioned analysis.
April 18, 2011