Kevin Oâ€™Leary tops both the Tory and NDP candidates, with about $390,000 outstanding. He says raising funds for failed candidates is â€˜nearly impossibleâ€™ due to 'outrageous' rules that limit personal funds to pay off debt
Politicians and the media are to blame for using needlessly alarmist language on the rise of asylum seekers, when the system has the capacity to manage, says a former Immigration and Refugee Board chair.
'The reality is a big $7-billion ask will come to a single committee, with roughly a dozen members and they will be required to provide scrutiny in a short period of time,' says Conservative finance critic Pierre Poilievre.
The Hill Times sent questions to all 72 MPs who accepted $620,000 worth of free travel in 2017 and learned most see the practice as important to their parliamentary work, but are divided on the subject of limits and lobbying.
The Liberal convention in Halifax, April 19 to 21, is the last chance for party members to talk policy ahead of the 2019 federal election. It's also a time to gauge, to engage, and to mobilize Grits before the next run.
That was the most spent on a single position out of $1.1-million paid last year to headhunters to help fill nearly 50 positions. Critics question whether it represents unnecessary spending when it doesn't protect from what one called patronage posts.
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