How the Longer Election Campaign Costs Taxpayers More

The CBC website has an article today on the cost of federal elections and how longer campaigns cost more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/longer-federal-election-campaign-would-cost-taxpayers-millions-more-1.3171793

Its not just the admnistrative costs that are higher; the amount of election expenses that will be reimbursed from public funds will also be increased due to the higher election expenses limits (as election expense limits are calculated based on the length of the election campaign).

There is a minimum number of days required for an election period, which is 37. All this speculation about a significantly longer campaign period makes me questions whether we need a maximum limit on the campaign period as well.

Why would a federal election ever need a campaign that is over a month long? What do you think?

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