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Parties, politicos split on fundraising approach in era of COVID-19

By Aidan Chamandy and Palak Mangat      

Neil Brodie, former ministerial staffer, suggests the situation may eventually breathe new life into efforts by some parties to revisit the per-vote subsidy, a policy that saw public funds doled out to parties based on their share of the popular vote in the most recent general election.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks to supporters at a Liberal Party fundraising event in Kanata on Aug. 21, 2019. The Liberal Party has suspended all in-person events and meetings in response to the pandemic. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

As the federal government continues to roll out relief measures in response to the growing number of COVID-19 cases, political parties are adapting their approach to fundraising by either suspending activities or reconsidering their appeals, and politicos remain split on whether efforts should be halted.

Aidan Chamandy

Aidan Chamandy is a reporter covering federal policy and parties for The Hill Times.
- achamandy@hilltimes.com


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