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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, October 20, 2014
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Earnscliffe's 25th anniversary shindig in Ottawa: Oct. 15, 2014 Oct. 20, 2014

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The crowd at Earnscliffe's 25th anniversary party on Oct. 15 at its Chambers Building office in Ottawa. About 250 people came out to the party.
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Labour Minister Kellie Leitch and CTV's Power Play host Don Martin.
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Dan Rogers and Craig Robinson.
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Jim Patrick and Bernard Lord.
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Hugh Winsor and CTV's Power Play host Don Martin.
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William Stairs.
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Former prime minister Joe Clark.
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Hugh Segal, Harry Near, and Michael Robinson.
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Hugh Segal and Harry Near regaled the crowd with some colourful speeches.
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The crowd.
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Bloomberg's Theo Argitis and Earnscliffe's Robin Sears chat inside Mr. Sears' office.
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It was a standing-room-only kind of an affair, with some guests standing in the stairway to hear the speeches upstairs.
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Pollster Bruce Anderson who used to work at Earnscliffe at one time.
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Earnscliffe's Peter Harris, left, Hill & Knowlton's Elizabeth Roscoe, centre.
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Bruce Young, head of Earnscliffe's B.C. office, talks about how the West Coast office of the firm came to be.
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Kaveri Braid leads the Saskatchewan office.
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Earnscliffe's principal in Ottawa, Daniel Bernier.
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Bill Fox, one of the founders of Earnscliffe along with Harry Near and Hugh Segal, chats up the crowd.
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The Wall Street Journal's Paul Vieira.
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CIBC's director of government relations Michel Liboiron.
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NDP national director Anne McGrath.
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Earnscliffe's Michael Robinson and his children, Katie Robinson and Craig Robinson.
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Tom Clark, host of Global TV's The West Block.
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Earnscliffe principal Velma McColl shares memories from her more than 10 years with Earnscliffe.

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