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Speculation increasing that 2015 election writ will be dropped in August

By Tim Naumetz      

Opposition MPs say they have heard speculation about a possible Conservative plan to begin the election period perhaps as early as Aug. 5 after the Finance Canada ads on the universal child care benefits end.

PARLIAMENT HILL—The growing stack of leader debates for the October election, combined with the timing of Finance Canada ads that are still touting billions of dollars in tax breaks and higher child allowance benefits this year, have opposition MPs speculating the Conservative government may kick off the official federal election campaign earlier than anticipated and possibly increasing the national spending limit by more than $8-million.

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