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Liberals raised $21.3-million last year, but Conservatives broke record high, raked in $29-million

By Laura Ryckewaert      

Liberals say digital fundraising efforts are their party’s 'fastest growing channel,' while Conservatives say their record-setting fundraising efforts position them to be true alternative to the Trudeau Liberal government

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and interim Conservative Party Leader Rona Ambrose. The Liberals raised $21.3-million last year, but the Conservatives' fundraising machine continued to reign supreme raking in $29-million, roughly $7.8-million more than the Grits in 2015 and marking an overall federal party high, according to Elections Canada's recently published annual financial reports. The Hill Times Photographs by Jake Wright

The Liberals raised $21.3-million last year, but the Conservatives raked in a record-breaking $29-million, roughly $7.8-million more than the Grits did, marking an overall federal party high, according to the recently published parties' annual financial reports filed with Elections Canada. The Liberals raised $21,276,897 in 2015, up from the roughly $15-million in 2014, while the Conservatives raised a total of $29,027,273 last year, a 44 per cent increase over the year prior—and $7,750,376 more than the Liberals, who were elected to a

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