68 candidates contributed more than $158,000 in the last election

Do you believe money plays a role in politics? Do financial contributions highlight relationships?

That's for you to decide! To help you make your own assessment, we're releasing aggregated data on candidates currently running for Toronto city council who made a campaign contribution during the period of 2010 to 2013.

The table below pulls together public data that is available from the City Clerks Office, Election & Registry Services, available from the Toronto open data portal, and shows those individuals who:

made a financial contribution or equivalent in goods/services to any election campaign between the period of 2010 to 2013. This dataset identifies those who contributed a combined amount of $100 or more to an election campaign. The disclosure of this information is authorized under the Municipal Elections Act, 1996.

We've added this information, as well as contributions from the 2006 election period, to each of the candidate pages here at Every Candidate.

We'll let you do the analysis and look for the patterns. Let us know what you think.

Please note that this information is based on name matches only. As always, if you see an error in the data, please let us know.

You can download the raw data here.

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