It would still be interesting to see the same information that appears on the Wikipedia coverage of the constituency results of our seats as they do with Canadian electionsThere are two types of spending by or on behalf of parties at elections. These are:Party campaign spending on campaigning to promote the party and its policies generally. For example, national newspaper adverts for the party, or leaflets explaining party policy. It also includes spending on promoting candidates at elections where the party nominates a list of candidates for a region, instead of individual candidates for local areas.Candidate spending on campaigning to promote a particular candidate or candidates in their local area. For example, leaflets or websites that focus on one or more candidates and their views.Different rules apply to the two types of spending.
Where the expenses of the Parties contesting are eventually included in the result
Take the result for Sydney—Victoria i a federal electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that has been represented in the House of Commons of Canada since 1997.
|[hide]Canadian federal election, 2011|
|New Democratic||Kathy MacLeod||7,049||19.02||-5.42||$17,238.77|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||37,051||100.0||$80,666.28|
|Total rejected, unmarked and declined ballots||279||0.75||+0.03|
Its a bit messy as I couldn't fit it all in but scroll across for the expenses for this seat.
It probably takes awhile before the details of the expenditure for the last Election are displayed whee there was a huge swing to the Liberals
Canadian politics are quite volatile
|[hide]Canadian federal election, 2015|
|New Democratic||Monika Dutt||5,351||13.06||–5.97||–|
|Conservative||John Douglas Chiasson||4,360||10.64||–27.21||–|
|Libertarian||Wayne James Hiscock||242||0.59||–||–|
|Total valid votes/Expense limit||40,974||100.00||$194,502.63|
|Total rejected ballots||236||0.57|
|Source: Elections Canada|
There seems to be over a doubling of the expenses limit for this riding do the figuers for 2015
Before the campaign, there were no limits to what a political party, candidate, or third party (corporations, unions, special interest groups, etc.) can spend: spending rules are only in force after the writs have been dropped and the campaign has begun. Because the election period is set longer than the standard 37-day election period, spending limits are increased in proportion to the length of the period.
|Candidates spending > 75% of limit||173||44||91|
|Candidates spending > 50% of limit||228||70||169|
Reimbursements for political parties and candidates
So it will be interesting o see how much difference this made in each constituency. The Information is available but not so accessible.
It would be certainly helpful if Wikipedia provided us with the same information on a consistency basis here.