An analysis by the Ottawa Citizen show the Tories are still trouncing the grits. Less people are donating to the grits even in grit strongholds. The dippers are also doing a lot better.
No wonder republican rocco rossi left the sinking ship.
Tories increase donation edge over Liberals
BY GLEN MCGREGOR, THE OTTAWA CITIZEN MAY 9, 2010
Elections Canada data released this week show the Conservative party's fund-raising machine has this year outperformed the Liberals in Ontario and pulled even in Quebec.
While the amount of money donated to the two parties dropped in the first quarter of 2010, a Citizen analysis of contribution reports shows the Tories continue to raise more cash in the traditional Liberal stronghold provinces.
From contributors who gave more than $200, the Tories boosted their take in every province, except for Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, compared to last year.
At the same time, total contributions from these larger-value donors to the Liberals fell in all but three provinces.
Liberals saw a $100,000 drop in funds raised in Quebec during the first three months of the year, compared to the same period in 2009. Over the reporting period, larger donations to the Liberals from Quebec dropped to $85,000, while the Tories bumped up by about 53 per cent to pull close to even.