Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waves after speaking during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill, in Ottawa on July 1, 2016. (Photo: Justin Tang/CP)
NDP has lost 2/3 of donor baseThe NDP has lost two-thirds of its donor base, which topped 48,000 in the run-up to last year's election, when polls suggested the party was running ahead of the other two main parties. In the end, the NDP finished a distant third. Justin Trudeau's Liberals vaulted from third to first place, ending the Conservatives' nine years in power. In addition to individual donations to the party, the Conservatives collected just over $28,000 in fees from leadership contestants during the second quarter.
Leitch leads Tory contendersThe three contenders who've formally declared thus far — Kellie Leitch, Michael Chong and Maxime Bernier — raised a combined $376,377 for their campaigns in the same period, with Leitch pulling in about 60 per cent of the cash. The NDP is also in the midst of the leadership contest but no candidates have formally declared thus far.
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