New Democrats trail behind Tories, Liberals in second quarter fundraising

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OTTAWA — The federal New Democrats are trailing behind the Conservative party and the Liberal party in their fundraising efforts, pulling in less than a million dollars from far fewer donors than the other parties during the second quarter of the year.

Quarterly fundraising returns posted on the Elections Canada website show the NDP raised $872,401 from 12,451 contributions over the three months which ended June 30.

The Conservative party is leading the fundraising race, and reported pulling in $6,045,466 from 40,908 contributors — almost double the Liberals, who raised $3,099,217 from 31,692 donors.

The Green Party raised $572,869 from 7,734 contributors.

The Bloc Quebecois raised $42,038 from 530 contributors.

The Canadian Press