Both Conservative and Liberal party headquarters are trying one-up each other for fundraising bragging rights in the final quarter of 2013.
The Liberals are trying to raise $1 million in 12 days (by midnight Thursday) in an attempt to "out-raise" the Tories in a quarter ffor the first time in years.
They've even recruited ex-prime ministers Martin and Chretien to help bring-in the dough.
Here's a message posted on the Liberal website by Chretien.
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Over the last 50 years, Liberal Leaders built the Canada we know and love.
Lester Pearson brought in medicare, the Canada Pension Plan and the Canadian flag.
Pierre Trudeau gave us his vision of a Just Society, bilingualism, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and repatriated the Constitution.
And my government balanced budgets, made investments in research and universities, brought us Kyoto, and the Clarity Act, initiated Team Canada Trade Missions, signed the Land Mines