ndp lags behind in fundraising as liberals tories greens break party records

NDP lags behind in fundraising as Liberals, Tories, Greens break party records

Canada Politics

OTTAWA – Federal Conservative, Liberal and Green parties all boasted record fundraising hauls as they headed into an election year, but the New Democrats continued to struggle to raise money.According to financial returns filed with Elections Canada, the Conservatives raked in $7.4 million in the last three months of 2018 – the best fourth quarter result the party has ever recorded. That puts their total for last year at $24.3 million, the party’s best ever haul in a non-election year.Story continues below

READ MORE: Scheer ‘cash-for-access’ fundraiser comes under Liberal scrutinyThe governing Liberals were close behind, pulling in $6.4 million in the last three months of 2018 – their best fourth quarter result in a non-election year. Overall last year, the party pulled in $16.6 million.Even the Greens were able to make their own fundraising history. They brought in almost $1.5 million in the last three months of the year for a total annual take of $3.1 million – representing the party’s best fourth quarter ever and best overall non-election year haul.WATCH: Alberta UCP raised nearly twice as much money as NDP