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Conservative Fund plans to double OLO annual budget from $241,200 to $474,000 for 2020 because of minority government

By Abbas Rana      

The Conservative Fund Canada provided a confidential briefing to the national council on March 21 to explain where the OLO spent $925,000 in the first 10 months of last year.

The Conservative Fund Canada recently arranged a briefing for the national's council's liaison committee about the $925,000 expenses that the OLO led by Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer filed with the party after the federal election last year. The liaison committee later briefed the national council of the Conservative party on March 24. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The Conservative Fund, the powerful body that oversees the party’s finances, is planning to double the budget of the Office of the Leader of the Official Opposition from $241,200 to $474,000 for 2020, because in a minority Parliament, an election could happen at any time, and this would help the leader cover costs of partisan campaign events, according to senior Conservative sources.

Abbas Rana

Abbas Rana is the assistant deputy editor of The Hill Times.
- arana@hilltimes.com


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