Top donors

In the Spring of 2016, the Ontario government adopted Bill 68 in an effort to lessen the development industry’s influence in municipal politics. This legislation banned corporate donations to municipal candidates.

However, the following data shows that this policy has had limited effect in stemming the tide of donations still connected to corporate interests. Senior executives along with their spouses and relatives continue to donate thousands of dollars through individual donations to municipal candidates.

Over 250 individuals connected to real-estate development companies donated $291,161.86 to municipal candidates during the 2022 municipal elections. Of note, 7 people connected to Richcraft contributed $19,000 to various municipal candidates.

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