BC Liberals, NDP in debt
Both of British Columbia's main political parties ended 2013 with deficits, though the Opposition New Democrats were further in debt.
Finance reports filed with Elections BC indicate Premier Christy Clark's Liberals, which defied expectations by winning re-election last May, finished the year with a $2.2-million deficit.
The NDP ended up with a deficit of slightly over $3 million.
The Liberals outstripped the NDP in fundraising, bringing in $14.1 million, compared to $11.6 million for the New Democrats.
The BC Conservative Party, which failed to win any seats, ended the year with a slight surplus, but saw its political contributions decrease from the previous year.
The Conservatives brought in just $208,000 in 2013, compared to $256,000 a year earlier — a decrease of about 23 per cent.
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