We had a smaller amount of donations but still crushed the opposition parties. Remember last year we had the coalition of the wicked bringing in huge donations, It is not surprising that this year is a little less than last year. The prorogation onn scandal and the thinkers conference should have swelled grit coffers. They did not. The grits said they want to raise $25 million a year. at this rate they may make $6 million. The base is still donating. I do think our party should pay more attention to the base to make sure the Tory fundraising juggernaut continues. Let's get rid of section 13. More spending cuts, make income tax flatter and perhaps finally get rid of the status of women department. Stop funding advocacy organizations, to name just a few suggestions.
Tories big winners in first-quarter fundraising results
The Conservatives have outfundraised all of the opposition parties, combined, in the first quarter of 2010. According to the first quarter returns, just posted on Elections Canada’s website, the Conservatives have raised $4,023,923.14 from 32,466 donors. That’s $1.1-million more than the other parties, including the Greens.
The Liberals raised $1,589,953.81 in the first quarter from 15,255 people, while the Bloc Québécois raised $123, 069.64 from 1,381 people and the NDP raised $900,198.01 from 12,982. The Green Party raised $233,285.57 from 2,919 donors.