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Harper repeats pledge to end party subsidy

PM says only Conservative majority can cancel per vote subsidy

Conservative leader Stephen Harper reiterated his intention to scrap the per-voter subsidy on Friday, though he cautioned he would need a majority to go ahead with the plan. Harper’s last attempt to end the subsidy in 2008 nearly brought his government after the opposition parties united against it. A Conservative majority, Harper said, would phase out the subsidy over three years. “This is where we want to go,” he said, “and where we think voters want us to go.”

CBC News

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