A U.S. Democrat and Canadian Conservative outline the dos and donts for a modern political fundraising campaign.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shares an embrace with his party's revenue chair, Stephen Bronfman, during a Laurier Club event for maximum-level donors to the party in 2017. Those events still make up a significant part of the party's fundraising efforts, but more and more the Liberals and other political parties and candidates are using technology to raise money from their grassroots supporters. The Hill Times file photograph
Want to raise money in politics in 2019? Make sure you know who you’re talking to before you ask them to open their wallet, says a fundraising specialist for U.S. Democrats.
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'Our relationship with police has been one of violence, from the colonial nature of everything that has happened in Canada,' says Judith Sayers, president of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council in Port Alberni, B.C.
'I get we're in a pandemic, and I'm very supportive of using the technology, but until I know that it respects the basic rights and has the highest standards, I can't see that it's going to work,' said MP Charlie Angus.
'At least at this stage, it's better to work the backrooms, work the players that have some influence with the White House, and try to ensure that such a threat doesn't become a reality,' says Canada-U.S. group co-chair.
'We do not celebrate the existence of this country in the same way other people do, because we think that the existence of this country came at a price to our ancestors and to us,' says Senator Murray Sinclair.
'Peter MacKay has a proven track record of uniting Conservatives, and that's precisely what he's doing in the leadership campaign. And that's what he'll do if he's elected as leader,' says Conservative MP Michael Cooper.