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Canaccord Capital was Vision's biggest donor

The biggest donor to left-leaning Vision Vancouver was a company synonymous with local capitalism.

Canaccord Capital gave $25,000 on June 26, 2009 to the ruling civic party, according to unaudited financial statements released Friday.

Vision raised $433,560.83 from 1,497 donors between March 1, 2009 and June 30,2010.

Developers Aquilini Development and Construction ($10,000) and Wall Financial ($10,000) were among corporate donors.

Vancouver Police Union ($3,250) and Vancouver Fire Fighters Union ($2,600) were the top two union donors.

In May, the Vision dominated city council gave police, firefighters, teachers and nurses preferred treatment for Olympic Village rentals.

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