Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION
Tory leader McFayden wants no part of 'vote tax'
That's the tune Tory Leader Hugh McFadyen sung today to party faithful a day after the New Democrats and the Liberals passed the controversial Bill 37.
The 31-15 vote puts into motion the Doer government's plan to set election dates every four years and gives the parties $1.25 for every vote they get.
McFadyen said the "vote tax" is unfair to the public.
He said based on 2007 provincial election results, the NDP will collect about one-million dollars every four years under the new funding scheme.
The Liberals will get about $260,000.
McFadyen said by turning down the new funding, taxpayers will save about $800,000 every four years.
Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition October 8, 2008 $sourceSection$sourcePage
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