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CTV Winnipeg: Higher subsidies for political parties among changes in Manitoba omnibus bill

May 8, 2024 — 

The former Progressive Conservative government had cut the rebate to 25 per cent from 50 per cent.

Former premier Brian Pallister said the rebate was a subsidy for politicians that was unfair to Manitobans. He initially tried to eliminate the rebate entirely but compromised in an agreement with the NDP and Liberals.

Bringing the rebate back up could prove controversial, a political analyst said.

“Rebates back to political parties is a sensitive issue. Some people think they’re feathering their own nests,” said Christopher Adams, an adjunct professor of political studies at the University of Manitoba.

To read the full article, please visit CTV Winnipeg.


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