represents . In the , received $ from individuals connected to the real estate development industry, totaling of their campaign contributions.
Because of us, developers are giving less money to candidates
This is the second time Horizon Ottawa has done a deep-dive on developer influence in Ottawa politics: we also did this in 2018. We used that data to run a public pressure campaign against accepting developer contributions in the 2022 municipal election.
Despite our mayor breaking his commitment, we saw an overall decline of 45% of donations connected to the development industry in 2022 versus 2018. Still, $300,000 worth of these contributions is dangerous to a healthy democracy.