NEWS
04/03/2016 14:39 EDT | Updated 04/04/2017 01:12 EDT

A by-the-numbers look at candidate spending in the fall federal election

OTTAWA — A quick look at some of the interesting numbers in candidate financial reports from the 2015 election, filed as of March 31 with Elections Canada:

$90,665: Average expenses, subject to spending limits, by Conservative candidates

$71,660: Average spending, subject to spending limits, by Liberal candidates

$54,404: Average spending, subject to spending limits, by NDP candidates

10: Green party candidates who spent more than $100,000

127: Conservative candidates who spent more than $100,000

2: Ridings that had two losing candidates in the top 100 spenders

$9.6 million: Total amount of personal or other expenses that didn't count as part of the spending limits, reported by Liberal, Conservative, NDP and Green candidates

$506,286: Combined expenses reported by candidates in West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast—Sea to Sky Country, the most reported in any one riding in the last campaign

$2.96: Lowest amount expensed by any candidate who filed with Elections Canada by Conrad Lukawski of the Rhinoceros Party in Ottawa Centre

(Source: Elections Canada)

The Canadian Press