The end of the vote subsidy

The Conservatives will, as promised, move to phase out the per vote subsidy. Marc Garneau, whose Liberal party will be most wounded, wonders if it’s time to raise the limit on individual donations.

Liberals will, however, press for an increase in individual donation limits if Conservatives do end the subsidy, he said. “If individuals want to give more than the $1,100, that’s something that should be discussed,” he said. “I think it’s regrettable. We will vote against it, but given the fact that we can’t stop it, I think that one has to put that on the table as a possibility.”

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