Justin Trudeauís Liberals closing in fast on Conservativesí fundraising status


mentalfloss
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Justin Trudeauís Liberals closing in fast on Conservativesí champion fundraising status

OTTAWA ó Stephen Harperís Conservative party is hanging on to the title of champion federal fundraiser but Justin Trudeauís Liberals are closing in fast.

Fundraising reports for the first quarter of 2014, filed with Elections Canada, show the Liberals are the party with the most money momentum.

The governing Tories raked in the most: $4.5-million, up only marginally over the same quarter last year.

The Liberals raised $3.7-million, more than double the partyís $1.7-million take during the same period a year ago.

The NDP also upped its game, raising just over $2.5-million in the first three months of 2014, up from $1.6 million in the first quarter last year.

The Liberals also show the most momentum in terms of the number of Canadians willing to donate to the party, with 34,945 contributors, compared to 31,765 for the Conservatives and 21,748 for the NDP.

For the Liberals, the number of donors is up more than 12,000 from the same period last year; the NDP is up about 3,000 while the Conservatives actually lost about 7,000 donors.

As the parties gear up for an election expected next year, the figures offer a revealing glimpse into how they are competing for the cash that will help fund their political operations.

Conservative party

Total amount of contributions: $4.5 million (Jan. 1 to March 31)

Total number of contributors: 31,765

Liberal party

Total amount of contributions: $3.7 million

Total number of contributors: 34,945

New Democratic Party

Total amount of contributions: $2.5 million

Total number of contributors: 21,748

Green party

Total amount of contributions: $480,673

Total number of contributors: 7,802

Bloc Quťbťcois

Total amount of contributions: $65,555

Total number of contributors: 716

Quick facts:

ē The number of Liberal donors is up more than 12,000 over the same period last year; the NDP is up about 3,000; while the Conservatives actually lost about 7,000 donors.

Justin Trudeau’s Liberals closing in fast on Conservatives’ champion fundraising status
 
BornRuff
#2
The best part about this new zeal for fundraising is seeing 15 emails from Justin asking fro money in my inbox every morning. Best way to start the day.
 
Colpy
Conservative
+1
#3
You understand, of course, that Justin Trudeau is an idiot, a spoiled man-child, a deceitful elitist with a troubling affection for tyrants, and that his election would be an absolute disaster for Canada.........

Time for me to send a cheque to the CPC.

Quote: Originally Posted by BornRuffView Post

The best part about this new zeal for fundraising is seeing 15 emails from Justin asking fro money in my inbox every morning. Best way to start the day.

Sarcasm should be in purple.

Fundraising puts me off big time, the CPC is bad for it as well.
 
mentalfloss
+2
#4
This focus on fundraising really compromises our democracy.

The more these parties act like corporations, the more they dominate the airwaves with ****ty advertising to manipulate for votes.
 
FiveParadox
Liberal
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

This focus on fundraising really compromises our democracy.

The more these parties act like corporations, the more they dominate the airwaves with ****ty advertising to manipulate for votes.

And who do we have to blame for this renewed focus on fundraising, on the part of all political parties? Why, Her Majesty's Government under the Conservative Party, of course. Largely thought to be the most democratic way to finance the activities of political parties, any party that receives 2% or more of the total vote (or 5% of the vote in a specific electoral district) used to be entitled to a $2.04 per-vote subsidy.

In 2011, once it held a majority, the Government passed the Keeping Canada's Economy and Jobs Growing Act. This Act, among other things, ordered that the per-vote subsidy be reduced by $0.51 per year, until its elimination altogether with the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Unfortunately, this means that private fundraising is now the driving force behind our parliamentary democracy (and that each of our federal political parties needs to focus more on getting those cheques signed, than they do developing sound public policy).
 
Zipperfish
No Party Affiliation
+2
#6
Time to heave Steve.
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Justin Trudeauís Liberals closing in fast on Conservativesí champion fundraising status

OTTAWA ó Stephen Harperís Conservative party is hanging on to the title of champion federal fundraiser but Justin Trudeauís Liberals are closing in fast.

Fundraising reports for the first quarter of 2014, filed with Elections Canada, show the Liberals are the party with the most money momentum.

The governing Tories raked in the most: $4.5-million, up only marginally over the same quarter last year.

The Liberals raised $3.7-million, more than double the partyís $1.7-million take during the same period a year ago.

The NDP also upped its game, raising just over $2.5-million in the first three months of 2014, up from $1.6 million in the first quarter last year.

The Liberals also show the most momentum in terms of the number of Canadians willing to donate to the party, with 34,945 contributors, compared to 31,765 for the Conservatives and 21,748 for the NDP.

For the Liberals, the number of donors is up more than 12,000 from the same period last year; the NDP is up about 3,000 while the Conservatives actually lost about 7,000 donors.

As the parties gear up for an election expected next year, the figures offer a revealing glimpse into how they are competing for the cash that will help fund their political operations.

Conservative party

Total amount of contributions: $4.5 million (Jan. 1 to March 31)

Total number of contributors: 31,765

Liberal party

Total amount of contributions: $3.7 million

Total number of contributors: 34,945

New Democratic Party

Total amount of contributions: $2.5 million

Total number of contributors: 21,748

Green party

Total amount of contributions: $480,673

Total number of contributors: 7,802

Bloc Quťbťcois

Total amount of contributions: $65,555

Total number of contributors: 716

Quick facts:

ē The number of Liberal donors is up more than 12,000 over the same period last year; the NDP is up about 3,000; while the Conservatives actually lost about 7,000 donors.

Justin Trudeau’s Liberals closing in fast on Conservatives’ champion fundraising status

Good maybe they can repay some of the money they stole from the people of Canada .

Quote: Originally Posted by FiveParadoxView Post

And who do we have to blame for this renewed focus on fundraising, on the part of all political parties? Why, Her Majesty's Government under the Conservative Party, of course. Largely thought to be the most democratic way to finance the activities of political parties, any party that receives 2% or more of the total vote (or 5% of the vote in a specific electoral district) used to be entitled to a $2.04 per-vote subsidy.

In 2011, once it held a majority, the Government passed the Keeping Canada's Economy and Jobs Growing Act. This Act, among other things, ordered that the per-vote subsidy be reduced by $0.51 per year, until its elimination altogether with the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Unfortunately, this means that private fundraising is now the driving force behind our parliamentary democracy (and that each of our federal political parties needs to focus more on getting those cheques signed, than they do developing sound public policy).

Much better than the Liberal government funding their re-election through your tax dollar .
 
FiveParadox
Liberal
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgsView Post

Good maybe they can repay some of the money they stole from the people of Canada .


Much better than the Liberal government funding their re-election through your tax dollar .

I imagine, then, that you are a staunch opponent of the Fair Elections Act, given your opposition to political parties legislating themselves an apparent advantage. With the Conservativesí efforts to create Conservative-appointed central poll supervisors, to exempt Conservative election fundraising from election campaign limits, and to disenfranchise student, Aboriginal, and other minority voters (not exactly the Conservative base), seems a much more distinct partisan advantage than the Liberals had ever contemplated.

(Oh, and the Conservatives have received more in taxpayersí subsidies and Government money than the Liberals for the past eight years.)
 
Colpy
Conservative
+2
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Quote: Originally Posted by FiveParadoxView Post

And who do we have to blame for this renewed focus on fundraising, on the part of all political parties? Why, Her Majesty's Government under the Conservative Party, of course. Largely thought to be the most democratic way to finance the activities of political parties, any party that receives 2% or more of the total vote (or 5% of the vote in a specific electoral district) used to be entitled to a $2.04 per-vote subsidy.

In 2011, once it held a majority, the Government passed the Keeping Canada's Economy and Jobs Growing Act. This Act, among other things, ordered that the per-vote subsidy be reduced by $0.51 per year, until its elimination altogether with the 2015-2016 fiscal year. Unfortunately, this means that private fundraising is now the driving force behind our parliamentary democracy (and that each of our federal political parties needs to focus more on getting those cheques signed, than they do developing sound public policy).



Much as I dislike the reality of fundraising, I prefer to spend my money on the party that I support, rather than have my money ripped from me by the gov't and distributed to those I despise.................

And therein lies the difference between conservative and progressive. I believe I have the right to spend the money I earn as I see fit, the progressive believes I should not be permitted top do so......



Quote: Originally Posted by ZipperfishView Post

Time to heave Steve.

Steve is FAR from perfect........and head and shoulders above either alternative.
 
Zipperfish
No Party Affiliation
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by ColpyView Post


Steve is FAR from perfect........and head and shoulders above either alternative.

I don't really mind him that much but he's bad for business for my industry. Besides, it's a good idea to turf them, regardless of party, after a few years. That's when the entitlement starts to root big-time.
 
FiveParadox
Liberal
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Quote: Originally Posted by ColpyView Post

Much as I dislike the reality of fundraising, I prefer to spend my money on the party that I support, rather than have my money ripped from me by the gov't and distributed to those I despise.................

And therein lies the difference between conservative and progressive. I believe I have the right to spend the money I earn as I see fit, the progressive believes I should not be permitted top do so......

So then we seem to be on the same page!

When you vote for a candidate running under the Conservativesí banner, the party receives $1.02 (at present). If I were to vote for a Liberal candidate, the Liberals would receive $1.02. The per-vote subsidy, introduced by the Liberals in 2004, accomplished exactly that ó and, in fact, enabled folks who would have otherwise been unable to donate monetarily to a political party, for whatever reason, to make a financial contribution. The Conservativesí elimination of the subsidy has turned fundraising back into a game dominated by the ďold boysí club.Ē
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by ColpyView Post

Much as I dislike the reality of fundraising, I prefer to spend my money on the party that I support, rather than have my money ripped from me by the gov't and distributed to those I despise..................

No one touches my money.

No one.

In fact no one should be giving me money because I am a conservative an I don't need nobody for nothin.

B*tch.

 
Retired_Can_Soldier
#13
Justin will not be Prime Minister in the next election. It's that simple Dorothy, you can clack those Ruby Red slippers together all day long.
 
FiveParadox
Liberal
+1
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_SoldierView Post

Justin will not be Prime Minister in the next election. It's that simple Dorothy, you can clack those Ruby Red slippers together all day long.

Don't ruin this for me.

 
DaSleeper
#15
You'll vote for any pretty face.......
 
Tecumsehsbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by ColpyView Post

You understand, of course, that Justin Trudeau is an idiot, a spoiled man-child, a deceitful elitist with a troubling affection for tyrants, and that his election would be an absolute disaster for Canada.........

Sounds like he'd make a heck of a President.
 
DaSleeper
#17
You can have him!
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
#18
Quote: Originally Posted by FiveParadoxView Post

Don't ruin this for me.

I rest my case.
 
coldstream
+1
#19
Trudeau has now declared the Liberals pro-abortion.. and that all pro-life candidates need not apply their nomination papers for the 2015 Election as he will not sign them. This overturns a long standing policy on the part of the Liberal Party to leave matters of conscience, such as abortion, outside the party's platform and beyond that of parliamentary discipline.

He seems to have done deliberately to thumb his nose at Pro Life March that will be on Parliament Hill today which has steadily grown in confidence and popular appeal and will draw some 25,000 demonstrators.

It also backs up my view that Justin Trudeau is a weak and indecisive wimp, without any sense of political instinct inherited from his father. In fact he is true chip off the old blockhead of Margaret Trudeau.

Without instinct and certainly without a comprehensive vision for the country he resorts to polls for his policies, appealing to the most superficial and apparent of convictions.. which will invariably put himself on the wrong side of history. He's driven solely by ambition and wants to 'be' something rather than 'do' something.

It also speaks to the disastrous state of the Party system in Canada which has centralized all power in the hands of the Leader's office (Harper is a prime example) and completely disempowered the grass roots.

Trudeau will self destruct.. because that what fools do to themselves. But it might spell the end of the Liberal Party as anything but small token party.. as it has become in Britain.
Last edited by coldstream; May 8th, 2014 at 01:08 PM..
 
mentalfloss
-1
#20
Fukk pro lifers.


They are all cons anyway.
 
coldstream
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Fukk pro lifers.


They are all cons anyway.


typical and moronic. that's why our side will prevail..
 
Count_Lothian
+1 / -1
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Justin is the only chance to return government to decency and fair play.

What ever you want to say he is a man of principles, and even if you loathe him in your heart of hearts you know everything he has said so far and made his party's platform is right.

Lie to everyone but yourselves. Vote against him , but stay true to yourselves and know this man is our only chance at a semblance of what Canada and Canadian Governance should be.

Lets return to honesty and integrity in government and rid the land of this pack of lies in governance.
 
Walter
+1
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by Count_LothianView Post

Justin is the only chance to return government to decency and fair play.

What ever you want to say he is a man of principles, and even if you loathe him in your heart of hearts you know everything he has said so far and made his party's platform is right.

Lie to everyone but yourselves. Vote against him , but stay true to yourselves and know this man is our only chance at a semblance of what Canada and Canadian Governance should be.

Lets return to honesty and integrity in government and rid the land of this pack of lies in governance.

You're the result of a very bad education system.
 
Count_Lothian
#24
Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

You're the result of a very bad education system.

You too can eventually attain Buddhahood.
 
mentalfloss
+1
#25
Quote: Originally Posted by coldstreamView Post

typical and moronic. that's why our side will prevail..

Yea it really prevailed with slavery, women's and gay rights lol
 
pgs
Free Thinker
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by Count_LothianView Post

You too can eventually attain Buddhahood.

The great enlightened one has found Nirvana in the Liberal Party of Canada .
 
mentalfloss
#27
Quote: Originally Posted by WalterView Post

You're the result of a very bad education system.

 
Zipperfish
No Party Affiliation
#28
Quote: Originally Posted by FiveParadoxView Post

Don't ruin this for me.

Not sure the whole "Trudeau is a fag" thing is going to work. Give it a try, by all means. It will work agiainst the Conservatvies (which suits me) and will be good for an LOL to boot.
 
captain morgan
Bloc Quťbťcois
+1
#29
Quote: Originally Posted by Count_LothianView Post

Justin is the only chance to return government to decency and fair play.

I laughed out loud when I read this

Quote: Originally Posted by Count_LothianView Post

What ever you want to say he is a man of principles

Sure, just crappy principles

Quote: Originally Posted by Count_LothianView Post

but stay true to yourselves and know this man is our only chance at a semblance of what Canada and Canadian Governance should be.

Truth to ourselves is that Trudeau Jr is an unqualified individual with no policy, a history of flip-flopping, exceptionally poor attendance record and has no problem renting himself out at $30k a speech when he should be in Parliament.

Quote: Originally Posted by Count_LothianView Post

Lets return to honesty and integrity in government and rid the land of this pack of lies in governance.

This kind of integrity?

 
Retired_Can_Soldier
#30
Quote: Originally Posted by ZipperfishView Post

I don't really mind him that much but he's bad for business for my industry. Besides, it's a good idea to turf them, regardless of party, after a few years. That's when the entitlement starts to root big-time.

Are you a sex worker Zip?
 
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