OTTAWA, October 24, 2022 – Today, mayoral candidate Catherine McKenney disclosed a third updated list of donors who have given more than $100 to their campaign. The list of donors includes many new names since McKenney last released their donors list, four days ago, on October 20th. The updated list, with names and the total amount each person donated, is available on the candidate’s website.
This latest donor disclosure also comes as McKenney raises over $535,000 dollars from more than 4,300 donations recorded to their campaign, highlighting strong momentum and grassroots support for their candidacy, without having to host closed-door $1,200 fundraisers.
McKenney noted that Sutcliffe’s refusal to make public who is financing his campaign casts doubts on his $1,200 per ticket fundraising events that were held behind closed doors.
“My campaign has been as transparent as possible. We have released our donors list and a list of our campaign statistics that show our momentum,” said Catherine.
“It’s disappointing that Mark Sutcliffe is refusing to release information about who is financing his campaign, until after people have voted. Sutcliffe’s lack of transparency fails the public accountability bar and does nothing to increase citizens’ trust in City Hall,” McKenney said.
Concerns about the possible influence of campaign donations from corporate influence and wealthy developers, who financially benefit from billions of dollars in decisions made by elected officials, have been prominent during the current term of Council.
“It’s very easy to be transparent by publicly posting your donors list on the campaign’s website,” McKenney noted. “And ethically it’s the right thing to do. People should have confidence that the Mayor is acting in the best interests of everyone,” they said.
McKenney’s donors list shows a wide-ranging base of support spanning across rural, suburban, and urban communities in Ottawa. Familiar names on the list include past and present political figures including the Hon. Ed Broadbent, the Hon. Catherine McKenna, and Tyler Meredith who most recently served as Director of Economic Strategy and Planning for Finance Minister Freeland and is Campaign Co-Chair of McKenney’s campaign.
Catherine McKenney is running for Mayor to make Ottawa the greenest, healthiest, and most connected city in Canada. For more information visit mckenney2022.ca
Heather Badenoch, [email protected], 613-518-3170