Canadian people open their purse to major parties before federal elections; In the fourth quarter of 2018, Conservatives, Liberals and Greens created new records for fundraising outside election year.
According to the quarterly earnings return posted on the Canadian election website, conservatives increased $ 7,343,817 from 49,260 individual contributions in the last three months of 2018. This makes it the best fourth quarter in party history and the best quarter outside the elections.
It set the conservatives ahead of the Liberals, who in the fourth quarter increased US $ 6,361,562 from over 45,000 contributions, according to the party's CBC News data. With the exception of the third and fourth quarters of 2015, when the country was in the middle of the elections, which led to a liberal majority, they are the best figures the party has recorded in any quarter.
It also reduces the difference between the two sides. Conservatives surpassed the liberals for nearly $ 3 million in the first two quarters of each year.
But this early advantage gives conservatives a significant overall position in the 2019 campaign. Conservatives raised $ 24.3 million year-on-year, compared to $ 16.5 million liberals.
It is more leadership than the conservatives had reached in the last federal election. In 2014, the Conservatives raised $ 20.1 million and the Liberals $ 15.7 million, which is over US $ 4 million. This difference is now almost twice as large.
The new Democrats continued to follow their competitors by increasing US $ 1,974.257 from 18,637 players. This is the party's fourth-quarter result since 2011. However, it is only slightly below its fourth quarter results in 2016 and 2017, when the NAP increased slightly more than $ 2 million.
The number of NAPs in the NAP reaches US $ 5.1 million a year – better than in 2017, but is still below the fundraising figures for 2011-2016. In the 2015 election year, when the NAP was still the official opposition, the party had raised $ 9.5 million.
Greens, Bloc increases more than in 2014
The Green Party set new records, increasing USD 1470 287 from 11 608 contributions. This figure represents the party's best fourth quarter, which is only half of the fundraising results in the third quarter of 2015, when federal elections were in full swing.
The total amount of funds raised per year is 3.1 mln. US dollars for the green, making it the party's best election year for collecting funds. It also puts the party just $ 3 million ahead of it in 2014.
Bloc Québécois, starting with the fourth quarter of 2017, increased $ 374,201 when half took over $ 401,000. Nevertheless, these two-quarters are the best Bloc record.
The party says that its fundraising in December increased significantly after being recognized as a leader at the beginning of this month by Yves-François Blanchet, who was leading his hat at the end of November.
In the quarter, Blok is $ 542,000 a year – the lowest since 2014. But the only $ 424,000 that was raised in that year shows that Block is in a better financial position than the last time he held the election.
Maxime Bernier finances the fourth quarter for 3 days
As a new political form, the People's Party Maxime Bernier only has to submit annual financial revenues rather than quarterly figures. But a PPC spokesman says half of the 2018 US dollars in the last three months of 2018, which is roughly in line with batch funds in the third quarter.
PPC was officially registered only in Canadian elections this month, so last year's participants were not eligible for tax credits. But the party says that as soon as it was registered, it received over $ 300,000 in contributions in just three days.