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South Surrey-White Rock Candidates Spent Combined $ 8,100 On Facebook Advertising During Election Campaign – North Delta Reporter

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The two main voters in the riding of South Surrey-White Rock spent a combined $ 8,100 on Facebook advertising in the month leading up to Monday’s federal election.

According to Facebook’s own ad spend tracker, Conservative candidate Kerry-Lynne Findlay – who appears poised to occupy the constituency after finishing first before the mail-in vote count – spent $ 1,900 on Facebook ads between the 22nd. August and September 20, while Liberal candidate Gordie Hogg spent $ 6,200 over the same period.

Neither NDP candidate June Liu, who finished third in the poll, nor PPC candidate Gary Jensen, appear in Facebook’s spending track, suggesting they haven’t bought any ads.

Findlay – who won the seat for the first time in 2019, narrowly beating Hogg – garnered 22,545 votes (42.7%), compared to 20,324 votes (38.5%) for Hogg. Liu received 7,821 votes (14.8%) and Jensen 2,105 (four percent).

Nationally, Facebook’s tracker shows the Liberal Party of Canada – which, led by Prime Minister-elect Justin Trudeau, won Monday’s election – spent $ 2.2 million on website advertising popular social media network, while the Conservatives spent $ 2 million in total. The NDP spent $ 1.7 million while the People’s Party of Canada spent $ 60,400 and the Green Party of Canada spent $ 6,000. The Bloc Québécois, based in Quebec, spent $ 139,000.

These ad expenses – which are self-reported by Facebook – do not include other advertising costs through media such as newspapers, radio, or signage. It also does not include ads on Instagram (which is owned by Facebook) or other social media platforms. Full campaign financial statements, through Elections Canada, will not be available for several months.


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