Election 2015: Tories top fundraising list, NDP leaps to 2nd place
Prime Minister Harper speaks at the annual South West Stampede BBQ in Calgary, Alta., on July 4 , 2015. (Larry MacDougal / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
The Canadian Press
Published Friday, July 31, 2015 11:05AM EDT
OTTAWA - Elections Canada says the Conservative party raised $7.4 million from 45,532 donors in the second quarter of the year.
That's up from the $6.3 million they collected from 41,161 donors in the first three months of the year.
But it's the NDP that really flexed its fundraising muscles, taking in $4.5 million from 48,314 donors in the second quarter -- its best quarterly showing ever, both in terms of money and the number of donations.
The Liberals raised $4.03 million from 32,789 individuals in the second quarter, slipping behind the New Democrats.
The Green party raised $760,475 from 10,824 donors in the second quarter, while the Bloc Quebecois took in $118,143 from 1,394 people.
In 2014, the Tories raised a total of $20.1 million, the Liberals collected $15.1 million and the NDP took in $9.5 million.