Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Liberals First at Ballot Box but Third in Fundraising Sweepstakes

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Liberals First at Ballot Box but Third in Fundraising Sweepstakes

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Liberals raised least cash in third quarter

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OTTAWA - Fundraising results during Canada's just-concluded federal election appear to confirm that money can't buy you love.

The Liberals won the Oct. 19 election but raised the least amount of money of the three main parties during the third quarter -- $7.3 million.

That's a record quarterly haul for the Liberals but well behind the Conservatives, who raised just over $10 million from July 1 to Sept. 30 -- an all-time record for any party -- even as the Tories were heading for defeat.

And it's less than the New Democrats pulled in -- $9.1 million -- even though the NDP went on to lose more than half its seats and sink back to third place.

The third quarter included the first two months of the 11-week marathon campaign, for most of which the Liberals were running third in opinion polls behind the NDP and Conservatives. …

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