Letter to Prime Minister Harper on Per-Vote Taxpayer Subsidy

December 2008 

In a letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, CPJ board co-chairs Kathy Vandergrift and Jim Joosse outlined their hesitations about  the federal government’s proposal to remove the $1.75 per vote subsidy for political parties.“We sincerely question the wisdom of such a policy, as it could weaken Canada’s democratic system and encourage voter apathy, which has already reached a worrisome 41% in the most recent election,” the letter said.

Read the letter

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