The Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) has fundraised more money than the federal Liberals and NDP combined. 

Data released by Elections Canada reveals that the Conservatives were able to raise nearly $4.4 million dollars in the 2022 second quarter. 

The Liberals were able to raise just over $2.7 million in the same amount of time, with the NDP raising over $1.1 million despite the Liberal-NDP coalition holding more seats in the House of Commons than the Conservatives.

The Bloc Québecois was only able to raise $248,000 despite being the current third-place party in the House of Commons. On the other hand, the Green Party was able to nearly double its fundraising numbers with almost $450,000.

Maxime Bernier’s People’s Party of Canada raised nearly $200,000, despite not having any parliamentary representation.

Much excitement around the Conservatives has been driven by the party’s leadership race that began in February after the party’s caucus dumped former leader Erin O’Toole.

The Conservative Party’s leadership contestants individual fundraising campaigns were able to raise more money than all the other political parties combined, totalling over $8 million.

Perceived frontrunner Pierre Poilievre raised just over $4 million, and Jean Charest was the only other campaign to raise over a million dollars in Q2, raising nearly $1.4 million. 

Leslyn Lewis was able to raise $709,000, Roman Baber $505,000 Scott Aitchison $364,000 and Patrick Brown was able to raise $542,000 before being disqualified. 

A recent poll by the left-leaning pollster Abacus poll has the Conservatives beating the Liberals by 5 points if an election were held today, with the Conservatives earning 35% of the popular vote compared to the Liberals 30%.

The Conservative Party has signed up a record amount of members during the leadership contest,  with nearly 679,000 members eligible to vote in the leadership election.

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