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Conservatives’ first-quarter haul breaks ceiling, but Liberals say grassroots support ‘strong’

By Beatrice Paez       

Though the Liberals raised far less than the Conservatives, party spokesperson Braeden Caley says the party's base of donors in the first quarter, compared to last year, grew by 15 per cent.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberals pulled in $3.9-million in the first quarter, while Conservative Leader Andrew's party outpaced its counterparts with $8-million, setting a new record. NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh's New Democrats raked in $1.23-million. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade

The Conservatives’ record-breaking haul for the first quarter of $8-million puts them far ahead of the pack, and has them outpacing the Liberals by more than double—a sign that some strategists say suggests the Tories’ base is in far better shape than the governing party’s as the next federal election approaches.

Beatrice Paez

Beatrice Paez is the digital editor at The Hill Times.
- bpaez@hilltimes.com


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Trudeau’s handling of Wet’suwet’en blockades critical to his political credibility, say pollsters and former Liberal cabinet minister Nault

News|By Abbas Rana
'It clearly is becoming a moment in Canada where everyone's paying attention,’ says Innovative Research president Greg Lyle.

Immigration Minister Mendicino’s team includes three new directors

Feature|By Laura Ryckewaert
Plus, Hill Climbers dives into the team working in Families, Children, and Social Development Minister Ahmed Hussen’s office.

Senators put spotlight back on harassment, ‘loophole’ blocked bullying complaint, says one

‘It’s gotten worse as the Senate has diversified,’ says Lillian Dyck.

Public service hiring up, but report finds manager, employee concerns around feds’ new staffing process

News|By Mike Lapointe
A recent government survey found that although just under 92 per cent of public service managers believe that appointees can do the job they were hired for, just under 54 per cent of employees agreed.

UNDRIP provides ‘guide’ to resolving tensions among Indigenous communities over questions of authority, say experts

News|By Beatrice Paez
'We have to move beyond public platitudes and eloquent statements; we need a reality whereby Indigenous law and institutions are placed on the same level as common law,' says Grand Chief Stewart Phillip.

UN nuclear disarmament rep ‘counting on Canada’ to help bridge tricky international divides

News|By Mike Lapointe
'Disarmament is not something idealistic or a utopian ideology,' says UN high rep for disarmament affairs Izumi Nakamitsu, and that it's 'part of security.'

Black Canadian groups call on feds to address economic inequities facing community

News|By Beatrice Paez
'The work they’re doing is going to need to speak for itself,' says Liberal strategist Tiffany Gooch, about the party's recovery from the prime minister's blackface scandal.

‘Just live your life,’ women’s rights advocate tells survivors of violence

News|By Palak Mangat
'Focusing on resilience ignores the systemic problem that forces people to fight so hard in the first place,' says Julie Lalonde.

‘A real lack of leadership’: critics call for better response from feds as Wet’suwet’en blockades continue

‘Negotiations should take as long as they need to,’ says Ellen Gabriel, a former Mohawk spokesperson during the Oka Crisis.
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