Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Conservatives Vanquished Governing Liberals in 2017 Fundraising Race

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Conservatives Vanquished Governing Liberals in 2017 Fundraising Race

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Tories beat Liberals in donors, dollars

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OTTAWA - The federal Conservatives blew past their governing Liberal rivals in last year's annual fundraising race -- in donors as well as dollars.

Annual financial reports published on the Elections Canada website show the Tories raised $18.84 million from 94,786 contributors in 2017, outflanking the Liberals by nearly $5 million.

That's compared with $18.25 million the Conservatives raised from 82,662 donors in 2016.

For their part, the Liberals raised $13.89 million from just 64,444 contributors, compared with $17.18 million from 82,285 donors the previous year.

However, the Conservative party reported spending $7.18 million on fundraising expenses throughout 2017, while the Liberals spent $2. …

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