Parliamentary associations could see collective budget rise to $4.5-million
By Marco VigliottiJan. 25, 2017
Prospective $1-million hike would return funding to 2012 levels, says Conservative MP Bruce Stanton.
Conservative Senator Salma Ataullahjan, left, attends the 127th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Quebec City in 2012. The House and Senate internal governing bodies are weighing a request to hike funding for the IPU and other interparliamentary associations. Photograph courtesy of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
Members of a secretive House body have been mulling a $1-million increase in funding for parliamentary associations, as MPs and Senators weigh options to bolster the profile of those groups, including through an enhanced online presence.
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