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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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