Conservatives raised more than Liberals and NDP combined in second quarter of 2022
OTTAWA – The federal Conservatives raised more money than the Liberals and NDP combined during the second quarter of this year, as the party inches closer to choosing a new leader.
The Conservatives raised over $4.4 million between April 1 and June 30, while Liberals raised nearly $2.8 million and New Democrats received almost $1.2 million in contributions.
Financial returns filed with Elections Canada also lay out contributions to the Conservative federal leadership candidates during the second quarter, which totalled over $8 million.
Front-runner Pierre Poilievre received the most contributions of the candidates running for leadership of the party.
Poilievre raised just over $4 million, while former Quebec premier Jean Charest raised almost $1.4 million for the race.
The Conservatives will announce the winner of the leadership race on Sept. 10.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Aug. 2, 2022.