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.
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.
By Schneider Electric’s Secure Power Division - Canada
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