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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. The Conservative Party will ask the EDAs to hand over half of the money they receive when Elections Canada reimburses candidates for 60 per cent of their campaign expenses, spokesperson Cory Hann confirmed. The Liberal Party and NDP already do so. Mr. Hann cited the loss

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‘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 Mazereeuw      

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
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