ElectionsBC has released the expenditure disclosures of the Cowichan Pro Amalgamation and Cowichan No Amalgamation campaigns leading up to the Amalgamation Referendum on 23 June 2018.
Cowichan Pro Amalgamation, run by Patrick Hrushowy [note: currently a candidate for North Cowichan Council] spent over $17,000, of which $16,000 came from corporate donors and the remainder from individuals.
Cowichan No Amalgamation, run by Sharon Jackson [note: currently a candidate for Mayor of Duncan] spent $910, of which $538 came from individuals [disclosure: the operator of this website was one of those individual donors and also volunteered on the Cowichan No Amalgamation campaign] with the remainder contributed by Sharon Jackson.
The Amalgamation Referendum is still an issue with Duncan voters. As I campaign door to door in a bid for Duncan Council, the first two questions I am most commonly asked by voters are: How did you vote on Amalgamation? and Do you live in Duncan?
Here is information on the candidates in the City of Duncan municipal election and their positions on Amalgamation.
Sharon Jackson ran the Cowichan No Amalgamation campaign.
Patrick Hrushowy ran the Cowichan Pro Amalgamation campaign in 2018.