Famous line here.Copied here, here and here.
Alice Funke at Pundits' Guide demostrates again why her site is the destination of choice for number crunchers in Canadian Politics.
She makes two conclusions regarding The Case of the Missing Half-Million: A Closer Look at the 2009 Financial Returns
1.that the quarterly filings from the parties (especially the Liberals at the moment) are not reliable indicators of the final amount of contributions that will be reported in the audited year-end statements, and
2.that the dates attributed to donations in either report are not always accurate.
The Liberals remain the MOST dependent on large donations, even though they have a problem recording and collecting as demostrated by their quarterly reports vs their Year End Financial Returns. The Liberals earned the moniker 'party of Bay Street' years ago and it is still the case.