Leader of Alberta’s NDP Rachel Notley said Thursday that Albertans are growing more frustrated with the UCP with each passing day. (Advocate File Photo)

Leader of Alberta’s NDP Rachel Notley said Thursday that Albertans are growing more frustrated with the UCP with each passing day. (Advocate File Photo)

NDP out fundraises UCP for second straight quarter

The NDP has once again out-fundraised the UCP.

In the second quarter report by Elections Alberta, the NDP raised $1,515,419 – the party’s best second-quarter result in the party’s history, while the UCP raised $769,847 in the second quarter after raising $590,115 in Q1 of 2021.

According to Elections Alberta data, The NDP raised more in Q2 than the UCP has all year.

“With each passing day, more Albertans are frustrated with Jason Kenney and his UCP government,” said NDP Leader Rachel Notley in a news release.

“He ran on a promise of jobs and economic growth, and over halfway through his mandate, he has failed to deliver on any of those promises. And after mismanaging the pandemic, he’s now focused on attacking the frontline heroes that got us through the public health crisis while simultaneously creating chaos in our health care system.

“We’ll continue to bring forward a positive vision for Alberta’s future. One that diversifies our economy and creates good jobs for Albertans while recognizing the vital role of the public service and rejecting a race to the bottom.”

The NDP reported 14,811 total donors, 2,462 of whom were first-time donors, with an average donation amount of $42.43.

The third highest fundraiser in Q2 was the Pro-life Political Association led by Mr. Murray Ruhl. They raised $90,870 in Q2 and $124,254 overall.

The Alberta Party Political Association picked up $35,645 in the second quarter and the Liberal Party of Alberta earned $25,563.

The Wildrose Party of Alberta collected $13,840 in Q2.

The Green Party of Alberta earned $1,979 and Alberta Advantage Party raised $890 in Q2. The Independence Party picked up $915.