New filings with Elections Canada show the Ontario MPP, Jagmeet Singh has raised over $600K in his bid to head NDP. He has raised more money than his rivals through the summer.
According to the Ontario MPP’s interim campaign return, which includes donations received by the candidate up to Sept. 14, Singh has raised $618,779.62 since his entry into the race, more than either Ontario MP Charlie Angus or Manitoba MP Niki Ashton.
Singh’s fundraising was drawn from 6,204 contributions. After removing duplicates, this totals about 5,475 unique contributors.
Ashton, whose filing includes donations received by Sept. 14, has raised $250,937.11 from 4,125 contributions, or about 3,160 unique contributors.
Angus has raised $374,146.88 from 4,526 contributions (or about 3,460 individuals), though his filing runs up to donations received by 7th September.
The numbers for Quebec MP Guy Caron have yet to be posted on Elections Canada’s website.
The results of the first round of voting for the NDP leadership will be announced on Oct. 1 in Toronto.