Pierre Poilievre leads Conservative leadership rivals with millions in donations. How did he do it? - 2022-08-02
Pierre Poilievre raked in more donations in one quarter than any other Conservative leadership candidate in recent memory, totalling just over $4 million — a sign the front-runner has tapped into the anger a lot of Canadians are feeling toward the Liberal government, analysts say.
"If you're an opponent of the Conservatives, you've got to be looking at how people in these tough fiscal times are opening their wallets for the Conservative party," said Conservative strategist Tim Powers, chair of Summa Strategies and managing director or Abacus Data.
"Right now, Canadians seem to be very dissatisfied with the current government … There's an anger and Conservatives seem to be the beneficiary of that anger."