The party's top contributor was Midnight Sun Drilling, providing $10,000
Yukon Party Leader Currie Dixon spoke to CHONFM yesterday. He reacted to the newly released annual financial report by Elections Yukon for 2020. It summarizes the yearly revenue received by registered political parties in the territory.
“The Yukon Party unsurprisingly raised the most amount of money,” Dixon tells CHONFM.
The Yukon Party pulled in the most cash for the year, with a total revenue of just over $176 thousand.
The second-place earner was the Yukon NDP, coming in just over $91 thousand, and the Liberals reported just under $70 thousand.
Dixon says the amount of money raised by the Liberals speaks to the results of the 2021 territorial election.
“When you’re raising a small amount of money from such a small amount of people, it doesn’t really demonstrate a healthy political party. That sort of lack of interest, lack of momentum, and lack of support for the Liberal party really played out in the election when we saw them lose the popular vote,” says Dixon.
According to the report, the top contributor to the Yukon Party was Whitehorse based Midnight Sun Drilling. They contributed $10 thousand to the party. The top four was rounded out with Pelly Construction contributing eight thousand, Edmonton based CAP Management Services contributing five thousand, and Whitehorse’s Fine Gold services contributing another five grand.
The Liberal’s top contributor was Premier Sandy Silver, giving seven thousand dollars. For the NDP, Skeeter Wright was the number one contributor, donating $1,440. Wright ran for the party in the Vuntut Gwitchin riding in 2016.