Canadians donated more than $ 44 million to the Free Conservative Party in 2021


The Conservative Party of Canada raised the most funding of the Federalist Party in 2021 and brought in $ 26.4 million in a turbulent year that ended with speculation about the election defeat and the end of Erin O’Toole’s leadership. ..

According to audited financial statements submitted to the Canadian Election Commission, it is only $ 6 million more than the party collected in 2020, and the number of people who funded the Tories was 95,000, year-on-year. The number has increased by about 5,000.

Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party brought $ 18.1 million from 75,800 donors. That’s about $ 3 million more than in 2020.

Both parties also received a large loan in 2021, with the Liberal Party borrowing $ 30 million from six lenders and the Conservative Party receiving a full repayment of $ 29 million in early 2022.

Bloc Québécois raised another $ 500,000 in 2021, with 11,300 donors donating a total of $ 2 million.

The NDP and Greens annual statements are not yet publicly available.

The audited financial statements include the year ending December 31, 2021 and include a 36-day election campaign summoned by the Governing Liberal Party in mid-August and ending September 20, 2021. In other years.

Both parties increased advertising, with Brock spending $ 1.5 million, the Conservatives $ 8.8 million, and the liberals $ 15.41 million.

By comparison, both the liberal and Tories spent about $ 500,000 on advertising the previous year.

Speculation began in the summer that Trudeau was planning to call for a sudden election. Many observers say it is an attempt to win a majority.

That didn’t happen, but the Liberal Party seized the minority government and has since signed an agreement with the NDP to ensure they continue to rule until 2025. That is, both parties do not have to be ready for elections for several years. ..

Shortly after the votes were counted, speculation about the future of Outur as the leader of the official opposition began. He was banished by a caucuse in February 2022.

Sarah Ritchie

Canadian press