04/05/2013 04:17 EDT | Updated 06/05/2013 05:12 EDT

BC Election 2013: Liberals, NDP Raised $17 Million


VICTORIA - The B.C. Liberal and New Democratic parties raised more than $17 million in political donations last year.

Elections B.C. released the figures on Friday, just nine days before the official launch of the May 14 provincial election campaign.

The Liberals raised $10 million, half of it from corporations and $3.8-million from individuals, with the rest coming from smaller sources.

The NDP raised $6.9-million, with $4-million from individuals, $1.6-million from trade unions and about a million from corporations.

The B.C. Conservative Party raised $256,322, 20 per cent from corporations and the rest from individuals.

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