‘Our party took a $20-million hit,’ Conservatives to claw back money from candidates post-election; MPs well on way to stocking 2019 coffers
By Peter MazereeuwAug. 13, 2018
The party’s decision to take part of the election expense reimbursement from EDAs was ‘no surprise,’ says a Conservative MP, but the Carleton riding association wants it reversed.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer's party has decided to recoup some of the money lost when it moved to eliminate the per-vote subsidy for all political parties by dipping into campaign expense reimbursements from the government to its MPs. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
The Conservative Party will begin clawing back money from its electoral district associations after the next election, to make up for money lost when the former Conservative government eliminated the per-vote subsidy.
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On top of $301.8-billion in planned spending in the 2019-10 main estimates—combining $299.6-billion in budgetary spending and $2.2-billion in non-budgetary expenses—is another $51.2-billion in statutory expenses.
‘Imagine losing your job, getting fired, but you’re fired by basically your entire riding and your whole life has been serving these people, and there’s just a lot wrapped up in it:’ Tory House leader Candice Bergen.