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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:36 pm    Post subject: Tories outspent Grits in last federal election Reply with quote

Tories outspent Grits in last federal election

By THE CANADIAN PRESS



OTTAWA - The deep pockets of the federal Conservative party were evident in election spending last fall, according to expense statements provided to Elections Canada.

The Tories spent $19.4 million during the five-week campaign last September and October, almost $5 million - or 33 per cent - more than the second-place Liberals. The Liberals, who finished with their worst ever share of the popular vote on the Oct. 14 election day, spent $14.5 million.

That's almost $5.5 million less than they were permitted under their Elections Canada campaign limit.

Stephen Harper's Conservative party finished with a little more than $500,000 in unused spending room left under its campaign cap.

According to the statement of general election expenses posted Thursday on Elections Canada's website, the Conservatives' $10.2 million spent on TV and radio advertising almost doubled the Liberal total.

The Tories spent five times as much as the Liberals on "professional services," and filed five times as much under the category of "other" expenses.

The Liberals did outspend the Conservatives in several other categories: public opinion research; advertising other than radio and TV; national office expenses; salaries and wages; and travel other than the leaders' tour.

The election expenses for the New Democratic Party were not yet posted on the Elections Canada website, although an NDP official said they had been filed Thursday, ahead of Tuesday's deadline.

The Bloc Quebecois spent almost $4.9 million, very close to its campaign cap of $5.06 million. And the Green party posted expenses totalling almost $2.8 million.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Po.....36-cp.html
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the reason why I donate is so that they can spend it, so good on them.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least they are spending it where they should!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Tories outspent Grits in last federal election Reply with quote

RCO wrote:
The Bloc Quebecois spent almost $4.9 million, very close to its campaign cap of $5.06 million.


Considering the BQ only have to campaign in Quebec, that's a lot of money. That's the same ratio as the conservatives spent on all of Canada and the Conservatives needed a plane to fly around the country. Oh yeah, and almost all of it was tax payers money.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Tories outspent Grits in last federal election Reply with quote

ezbeatz wrote:
RCO wrote:
The Bloc Quebecois spent almost $4.9 million, very close to its campaign cap of $5.06 million.


Considering the BQ only have to campaign in Quebec, that's a lot of money. That's the same ratio as the conservatives spent on all of Canada and the Conservatives needed a plane to fly around the country. Oh yeah, and almost all of it was tax payers money.


The great loophole. If we are going to have spending limits, they should be limited because they are only campaigning in Quebec.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Tories outspent Grits in last federal election Reply with quote

[quote="SFrank85"]
ezbeatz wrote:
RCO wrote:
The Bloc Quebecois spent almost $4.9 million, very close to its campaign cap of $5.06 million.


Considering the BQ only have to campaign in Quebec, that's a lot of money. That's the same ratio as the conservatives spent on all of Canada and the Conservatives needed a plane to fly around the country. Oh yeah, and almost all of it was tax payers money.


The great loophole. If we are going to have spending limits, they should be limited because they are only campaigning in Quebec.[/quote

They don't get votes outside of Quebec either. If there cap was 5.06 and the Conservative and Liberal cap was about 20...and Quebec is 25% of the population, then they do seem to have a resonable cap.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Tories outspent Grits in last federal election Reply with quote

[quote="fiscalconservative"]
SFrank85 wrote:
ezbeatz wrote:
RCO wrote:
The Bloc Quebecois spent almost $4.9 million, very close to its campaign cap of $5.06 million.


Considering the BQ only have to campaign in Quebec, that's a lot of money. That's the same ratio as the conservatives spent on all of Canada and the Conservatives needed a plane to fly around the country. Oh yeah, and almost all of it was tax payers money.


The great loophole. If we are going to have spending limits, they should be limited because they are only campaigning in Quebec.[/quote

They don't get votes outside of Quebec either. If there cap was 5.06 and the Conservative and Liberal cap was about 20...and Quebec is 25% of the population, then they do seem to have a resonable cap.


I bet if that were to happen, the BQ would have a fit, and say it is a attack on Quebec.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And now that the Tories are in power they have outspent Jean Chretien and put us back into deficit...So they outspent them on the election trail and in the halls of power...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We need to remove spending caps and allow soft money.

Thats my position on this. If we were able to really engage our machine, we would be able to win a majority. We also need longer campaigns, 30-35 days is not long enough, 12 weeks is more reasonable.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IanM wrote:
We need to remove spending caps and allow soft money.

Thats my position on this. If we were able to really engage our machine, we would be able to win a majority. We also need longer campaigns, 30-35 days is not long enough, 12 weeks is more reasonable.


35 days seems long enough sometimes. A three month campaign? That would be too much time, and too much money for my liking!

I agree that spending caps should be removed.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2009 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the US the campaigns are longer, I think the presidential one, including the primary process runs about a year or more? Along with a year or so of prep before that?

I also believe house elections run for two or three months.

Yes, it will cost money, however I think that campaigns are too condensed, I think then if we can't go to three months, I think 60 days. This allows us more debates, more policy and a harder look at candidates.
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