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Comparing the per-vote subsidies to all federal political subsidies

There’s been plenty of talk about cutting the per vote subsidies, but almost no examination of all the other subsidies for parties and candidates, most of which were introduced in an earlier form in 1974.

The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Follow the money: Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured on Parliament Hill, says he will campaign to cut the per vote subsidies to political parties in the next election campaign.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently announced that he intends to cut the taxpayer per vote subsidies to political parties  and will campaign on the issue in the next election. This subsidy has been in effect since January 2004,  and in 2010, the cost was $27.4-million.

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Comparing the per-vote subsidies to all federal political subsidies

There’s been plenty of talk about cutting the per vote subsidies, but almost no examination of all the other subsidies for parties and candidates, most of which were introduced in an earlier form in 1974.

The Hill Times photograph by Cynthia Münster
Follow the money: Prime Minister Stephen Harper, pictured on Parliament Hill, says he will campaign to cut the per vote subsidies to political parties in the next election campaign.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently announced that he intends to cut the taxpayer per vote subsidies to political parties  and will campaign on the issue in the next election. This subsidy has been in effect since January 2004,  and in 2010, the cost was $27.4-million.

  

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Monday, April 21, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK's 'A Taste of the Arctic' shindig on April 7, Ottawa, photographs by Cynthia Münster April 14, 2014

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A happy crowd at ITK's 'Taste of Arctic' at the NAC gathers for a picture. The annual event, held in Ottawa by the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, is meant showcase Inuit culture. Some 350 attend the party, including a number of MPs, Senators, Cabinet minister, lobbyists and journalists.
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National Inuit Leader and ITK President Terry Audla shows off his seal vest to Employment Minister Jason Kenney.
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Environics' Meredith Taylor and Greg MacEachern with ITK's Stephen Hendrie.
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Justice Minister Peter MacKay, his son Kian, and ITK president Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla and Abbas Rana, assistant deputy editor at The Hill Times and Party Central columnist.
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Labour Minister Kellie Leitch, ITK President Terry Audla, Laureen Harper, and local Ottawa photographer Michelle Valberg.
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ITK President Terry Audla and Labour Minister Kellie Leitch.
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A platter of smoked fish.
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Conservative MP Colin Carrie.
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Seal hash martinis.
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NDP MP Dennis Bevington, who represents the Western Arctic, N.W.T., and Chris Farris.
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ITK President and National Inuit Leader Terry Audla.
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Beatrice Dear entertains the crowd.

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