October 8th, 2021

More individual donations made to the NDP than all other parties combined

NDP fundraising tops $2 million with an average donation of just $29

ETOBICOKE — The Ontario NDP has raised more than $2 million in 2021 so far — just $29 at a time, nearly 70,000 times.

Internal numbers show the Ontario NDP’s fundraising for 2021 hit $2,001,338.60 at the end of September. Incredibly, the average donation to the NDP was just $29.18. With months left to go in the year, the party has received a whopping 68,591 individual donations — more than all other donations to all other parties in Ontario combined.

“Day after day, Doug Ford charges his buddies $1,500 a pop to golf or have lunch with him,” said Ontario NDP Provincial Director Lucy Watson. “In total contrast, 70,000 times so far this year, Ontarians have sent us small, incredibly meaningful donations. These folks share Andrea Horwath’s vision for a government that’s finally in it for everyday families, and we’re so excited to be building this movement with them.”

The NDP’s internal numbers include donations under $200 — which are not included in Elections Ontario reporting, thanks to changes by the Doug Ford government.

Elections Ontario’s public reporting shows that the Ontario Liberal Party has raised just $600,000 from 3,300 donations in 2021 so far. Ford’s PC Party raised $5 million from only 8,482 individual donations.

The Ontario NDP paused its fundraising efforts during the federal election campaign.