Ron and Daniel, Michel and Barbara

I’ve been working on a project using Elections Canada data the past few days and staring at a lot of lines of political contributions.

I noticed there seemed to be a lot of “Ians” among Conservative Party donors, so I decided to run an analysis on the first names of contributors to each party.

I filtered out the 20 most common names on the list (mostly English Biblical mens names like John and David) to produce a list of names that would be more unique to each party.

Not surprisingly, the Conservative donor names tend to be largely WASPy, male and many from a certain era.

There are more Francophone names among the Liberals and, of course, the Bloc contributors, while female names occur more often on the list of New Democrats.

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