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07/26/2015 15:14 EDT | Updated 07/26/2016 01:12 EDT

Elections Canada returns show which riding associations have the most money in the bank

OTTAWA — A riding association with a lot of savings will have a big advantage during what is expected to be an extra-long election campaign this year. Here are the top 20 richest riding associations based on 2014 financial returns filed this month to Elections Canada:

Calgary Southwest Conservative Association (MP: Stephen Harper): $444,373.15

Calgary Midnapore Conservative Association (Jason Kenney): $311,357.41

St. Catharines Conservative Association (Rick Dykstra): $305,078.66

Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston Conservative Association  (Scott Reid): $295,985.39

Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam Conservative Association (James Moore*): $283,752.95

Ottawa West-Nepean Conservative Association (John Baird*): $236,356.62

Saanich-Gulf Islands Green Party EDA (Elizabeth May): $235,940.02

Eglinton-Lawrence Conservative Association (Joe Oliver): $214,135.59

Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Conservative Association (Guy Lauzon): $212,261.52

Ottawa-Vanier Federal Liberal Association (Mauril Belanger): $200,561.00

St. Paul's Conservative Association (No incumbent Conservative MP): $199,385.13

Edmonton Riverbend Conservative Association (James Rajotte*) $194,699.98

Sudbury Conservative Association (No incumbent Conservative MP): $183,950.47

Haldimand-Norfolk Conservative Association (Diane Finley): $179,247.26

Battlefords-Lloydminster Conservative Association (Gerry Ritz): $177,431.16

Portage-Lisgar Conservative Association (Candice Bergen): $175,163.90

Lambton-Kent-Middlesex Conservative Association (Bev Shipley): $167,561.55

Brampton North Conservative Association (Parm Gill): $162,519.13

Vancouver Quadra Conservative Association (No incumbent Conservative MP): $156,409.72

Kanata-Carleton Conservative Association (Gordon O'Connor*): $154,397

*=Indicates the MP has resigned or is not seeking re-election.

The Canadian Press