THE Conservative Party of Canada announced on Tuesday that it has set a new Canadian political fundraising record for Q2, and for the first six months of any year.
The Conservatives raised over $8.5 million from more than 53,000 Canadians – the best Q2 ever, including in 2011 during a majority winning election campaign. This brings the total to over $16.5 million in the first six months of 2019 – nearly $1 million better than 2011, and nearly $3 million better than 2015. The 53,294 individual donors is also a record Q2.
“We’re now less than 90 days until Election Day, and these fundraising results show that momentum is firmly on our side,” said Conservative Party Leader Andrew Scheer. “With Canadians clearly showing their support for our party, we’re going to continue to outline our plan that helps all Canadians get ahead.”
With $8,532,334 raised from 53,294 donors, it is an improvement of over $300,000 from the previous Q2 record in Canada. It is the second quarter in a row with over 50,000 donors – something no other political party has done since 2015.
“More and more Canadians are realizing that [Prime Minister] Justin Trudeau is simply not as advertised,” said Scheer. “Canadians are tired of the scandals and the broken promises. They’re looking for a new government that will live within its means and leave more money in their pockets so they can get ahead.”
Top Q2 donation totals, any Canadian political party:
2019 – Conservative Party – $8,532,334
2011 – Conservative Party – $8,205,079
2015 – Conservative Party – $7,368,976
Top first six months donation totals, any Canadian political party:
2019 – Conservative Party – $16,543,195
2011 – Conservative Party – $15,575,184
2015 – Conservative Party – $13,671,894