Follow the money


Alice Funke summarizes the latest fundraising figures.

In terms of their overall second-quarter results, the Conservative Party turned in another record performance in the second quarter of 2011; raising $8.2M from 52,805 contributors, with roughly half the take coming from small contributors ($200 or less over the quarter), and the other half from their larger donors (over $200 for the quarter). As compared with the last similar election quarter (2008-Q3), the party has increased the amount raised from the small donors by a bit over 10% (up to roughly $4.0M from $3.6M), but from the larger donors by nearly 50% (up to roughly $4.1M from $2.75M).

More from Susan Delacourt on the NDP’s windfall.


Follow the money

  1. Pretty impressive Q2 numbers for the governing party.  The CPC raised more donations in Q2 than all the other parties combined.  I suppose that’s to be expected for a quarter that included a successful majority government push.

    • You forgot to mention that this is yet further proof that the Conservatives are evil, CR.  After all, this is Wherry’s comment board.  Everything posted here is yet further proof that the Conservatives are evil.  And that Harper hates Canada.  And so on.

      • Sorry, it must have slipped my mind.  Won’t let it happen again.

        These numbers are proof that Canada’s current governing party is evil and that the PM hates Canada.

        • That’s better.

          Stop Harper!

          • This country needs a Canadian version of an Arab Spring!

          • There’s nothing as heart-warming as two Cons reassuring each other. 

          • This exchange seriously smells of smug.

  2. The preceding thread seriously smells of smug.

    • It’s hard not to be smug, lol!!!!!

      • Another word for it is arrogant….what you accused the Libs of.

        • Nope.  Two different meanings – not a synonym

          smug:   contentedly confident of one’s ability, superiority, or correctness; complacent.

          arrogant:   having or showing an exaggerated opinion of one’s own importance, merit, ability, etc; conceited; overbearingly proud.

          • And already sounding like a Liberal of old. Didn’t take long.

          • Except the Conservatives are way worse.  They’re Nazis!  And dictators!  Worse than Stalin!

          • Yup…same thing. You do all of those.

  3. As expected, once in power, the larger donors start to move in.
    Bets on how long before we start hearing from this government about donation limits being a limit on freedom, and they need to be removed?

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