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OTTAWA - A riding association with a lot of savings will have a big advantage during what is expected to be an extra-long election campaign this year. Here are the top 20 richest riding associations based on 2014 financial returns filed this month to Elections Canada:
Calgary Southwest Conservative Association (MP: Stephen Harper): $444,373.15
Calgary Midnapore Conservative Association (Jason Kenney): $311,357.41
St. Catharines Conservative Association (Rick Dykstra): $305,078.66
Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston Conservative Association (Scott Reid): $295,985.39
Port Moody-Westwood-Port Coquitlam Conservative Association (James Moore*): $283,752.95
Ottawa West-Nepean Conservative Association (John Baird*): $236,356.62
Saanich-Gulf Islands Green Party EDA (Elizabeth May): $235,940.02
Eglinton-Lawrence Conservative Association (Joe Oliver): $214,135.59
Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry Conservative Association (Guy Lauzon): $212,261.52
Ottawa-Vanier Federal Liberal Association (Mauril Belanger): $200,561.00
St. Paul's Conservative Association (No incumbent Conservative MP): $199,385.13
Edmonton Riverbend Conservative Association (James Rajotte*) $194,699.98
Sudbury Conservative Association (No incumbent Conservative MP): $183,950.47
Haldimand-Norfolk Conservative Association (Diane Finley): $179,247.26
Battlefords-Lloydminster Conservative Association (Gerry Ritz): $177,431.16
Portage-Lisgar Conservative Association (Candice Bergen): $175,163.90
Lambton-Kent-Middlesex Conservative Association (Bev Shipley): $167,561.55
Brampton North Conservative Association (Parm Gill): $162,519.13
Vancouver Quadra Conservative Association (No incumbent Conservative MP): $156,409.72
Kanata-Carleton Conservative Association (Gordon O'Connor*): $154,397
*=Indicates the MP has resigned or is not seeking re-election.