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Party Finance Watch: It's quarterly/annual report time at Elections Canada!

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 The latest quarterly party financial reports are up at the Elections Canada website, and the results are ... pretty much what one might expect, really, as far as the respective mid-year hauls to date, with each party reporting roughly half the take from the same quarter in 2010 - which, of course, coincided with the 2011 election campaign.

The latest tallies (with Q2 2011 and Q1 2012 numbers for comparison):

 
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A few observations: 

Although the Conservatives continue to run circles -- well, a circle and change, at least -- around the other parties in raw fundraising results, the number of contributors has dipped by more than 40 percent, which is significantly higher than the bleed from every other party -- well, with the notable exception of the Bloc Quebecois, which reports a staggering 90 percent plunge since last June. 

Otherwise, the pattern seems to hold across the board, with each party garnering roughly half as much as it did during Q2 2011 -- except, again, for the Bloc Quebecois, which appears to have taken it upon itself to provide a real-world example of what "decimation" actually means.

Oh, and for all those who, like me, were hoping to reverse engineer the results from this quarter to work out how much the NDP had to pay back in inadvertently ill-gotten union sponsorship fees during the last policy convention, apparently, we'll have to wait until August 31, when the party is due to file its annual report. (The report in question was originally due at the end of June, but they sought - and received - a 60 day extension.) 

Speaking of late filers, as of last night, the clock has officially run out for the 218 riding associations that failed to file their annual financial reports by the May 31 deadline. 

Not surprisingly, the Bloc Quebecois boasts the shortest tardy list: just 14, although given their niche electoral market, that works out to nearly 20 percent of the total number of EDAs in Quebec. By any other measure, however, the Liberals win the Most Laggardly title for 2011, with a whopping 99 riding associations requesting a 30 day extension from the original deadline

Here, in descending order of delinquency, are the EDAs that were due to file their annual financial reports for 2011 by midnight yesterday: 

Bloc Quebecois (14): 

Chambly-Borduas
Charlesbourg-Haute-Saint-Charles
Joliette
Laurier-Saint-Marie
Laval
Levis-Bellechasse
Longueuil-Pierre Boucher
Louis-Saint-Laurent
Louis Hebert
Montmagny L'Islet-Kamouraska-Riviere-du-Loup
Rivier des Mille-Iles
Saint-Jean
Terrebonne-Blainville
Trois Rivieres

New Democratic Party (30): 

Bonavista-Exploits
Dartmouth Cole Harbour
Desnethe-Missinippi-Churchill River
Edmonton Centre
Edmonton Leduc
Edmonton Strathcona
Etobicoke Lakeshore
Fleetwood Port Kells
Fundy Royal
Guelph
Leeds Grenville
Madawaska Restigouche
Mississauga Erindale
Moncton Riverview Dieppe
Ottawa South
Ottawa Vanier
Palliser
Prince George Peace River
Red Deer
Regina Lumsden Lake Centre
Scarborough Rouge River
Selkirk Interlake
South Shore St. Margarets
St. Paul's
Trinity Spadina
Vancouver Centre
Wascana
Welland
Western Arctic
Winnipeg North

Conservative Party (36): 

Acadie Bathurst
Avalon
Beausejour
Burnaby-Douglas
Burnaby-New Westminster
Caribou--Prince George
Central Nova
Charleswood-St James-Assiniboia
Churchill
Edmonton Centre
Edmonton Sherwood Park
Edmonton Strathcona
Etobicoke Centre
Etobicoke Lakeshore
Etobicoke North
Fleetwood Port Kells
Haldimand Norfolk
Haute-Gaspesie-La Mitis-Matane
Huron Bruce
Joquiere Alma
Lanark Frontenac Lennox and Addington
Laval
Madawaska Restigouche
Miramichi
Nickel Belt
Oak Ridges Markham
Oakville
Ottawa Vanier
Pierrefonds Dollard
Skeena Bulkley Valley
South Surrey- White Rock - Cloverdale
St. Paul's
Surrey North
Trinity Spadina
Victoria
Western Arctic

... the Green Party (39): 

Abitibi Temiscamingue
Barrie
Beauce
Blackstrap
Brampton West
Calgary Southeast
Cambridge
Cape Breton Canso
Chatham Essex
Cypress Hills - Grasslands
Haldimand Norfolk
Halifax
Huron Bruce
Jeanne-Le Bar
Levis-Bellechasse
London West
Malpeque
Marc-Aurele-Fortin
Mississauga South
Montmagny-L'Islet-Kamouraska-Riviere du Loup
Montmorency-Charlevoix-Haute-Cote-Nord
Newton North Delta
Parry Sound Muskoka
Peace River
Portneuf-Jacques Cartier
Repentigny
Saint-Hyacinthe--Bagot
Scarborough Guildwood
South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale
Surrey North
Vancouver Quadra
Wascana
Westmount Ville Marie
Windsor West
Winnipeg Centre
Winnipeg North
Winnipeg South Centre
York South Weston
York West


...and finally, those 99 (!) laggardly Liberal riding associations:

Abbotsford
Avalon
Bas-Richelieu-Nicolet-Becancour
Beaches East York
Beauport-Limoilou
Beausejour
Brampton West
British Columbia Southern Interior
Brome-Mississquoi
Burnaby Douglas
Calgary Centre North
Chambly-Borduas
Charlesbourg-Haute-Saint-Charles
Compton Stanstead
Davenport
Dufferin Caledon
Edmonton East
Egmont
Elgin Middlesex London
Esquimault Juan de Fuca
Essex
Fleetwood Port Kells
Fredericton
Gaspesie-Iles-de-la-Madeleine
Halifax
Halton
Hamilton Centre
Hamilton Mountain
Hochelaga
Kamloops Thompson Cariboo
Kelowna Lake Country
Kitchener Centre
Labrador
Langley
Laurentides-Labelle
Laurier-Saint-Marie
Leeds Grenville
London Fanshawe
Louis-Saint-Laurent
Madawaska Restigouche
Malpeque
Mississauga Erindale
Mississauga South
Mississauga Streetsville
Newton--North Delta
New Westminster Coquitlam
Niagara Falls
Niagara West Glanbrook
Northumberland Quinte West
North Vancouver
Notre-Dame-de-Grace
Okanagan-Coquihalla
Okanagan-Shuswap
Oshawa
Ottawa Vanier
Oxford
Papineau
Perth Wellington
Pickering-Scarborough East
Pitt Meadows--Maple Ridge--Mission
Prince Edward Hastings
Prince George Peace River
Renfrew Nipissing Pembroke
Repentigny
Richmond
Richmond Hill
Saanich Gulf Islands
Saint-Hyacinthe-Bagot
Saint-Laurent-Cartierville
Saint Boniface
Saint Jean
Saskatoon Humboldt
Scarborough Agincourt
Scarborough Centre
Skeena Bulkley Valley
South Surrey- White Rock - Cloverdale
St. Catharines
St. John's South - Mount Pearl
Sudbury
Surrey North
Thornhill
Thunder Bay - Superior North
Thunder Bay Rainy River
Toronto Centre
Toronto Danforth
Vancouver Centre
Vancouver East
Vancouver Island North
Vancouver Kingsway
Vancouver Quadra
Vancouver South
Vaudreuil Soulanges
Vaughan
Victoria
Westlock St. Paul
Westmount Ville Marie
West Vancouver Sunshine Coast Sea to Sky Country
Whitby Oshawa
Yukon
 
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