CANADA’S Conservatives have broken yet another fundraising record, this time by raising over $8.47 million from over 45,000 donors – a new first quarter fundraising record for any Canadian political party in history.
This beats the previous all-time high also set by the Conservatives in 2019 when $8.01 million were raised.
“More and more Canadians are giving their time, their energy, and their hard-earned dollars to Canada’s Conservatives and sending a strong message to the Justin Trudeau Liberals that our country demands a government that will secure our future, and get the economy back on track,” said Erin O’Toole, Leader of Canada’s Conservatives. “From day one, my team’s exclusive focus has been getting people back to work, in every part of Canada, in every sector, as quickly as possible. Job one for Canada’s Conservatives is jobs for everyone, while job one for Justin Trudeau is jobs for his well-connected friends.”
The Conservatives fundraised $8,477,435, beating the previous record of $8,010,861 in the first quarter of 2019.
“These results are the clearest indication yet of just how let down Canadians feel by Justin Trudeau and the Liberals, especially as the third wave of the pandemic rages on – a third wave that was entirely preventable if Justin Trudeau didn’t fail to secure our border, fail to secure vaccines in January and February, and fail to prevent new variants from taking grip,” said O’Toole. “Instead, Justin Trudeau says he has no regrets on how he’s handled the pandemic and gives himself a proud pat on the back while Canada battles rising case counts, hospitalizations, and new rounds of lockdowns. Canadians deserve better, and Canada’s Conservatives will be there to do the important work the Liberals won’t.”
The next fundraising report will cover April to June 2021, and will be released by Elections Canada at the end of July.