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International Co-operation Minister Julian Fantino in his office on Parliament Hill, Monday December 3, 2012.
International Co-operation Minister Julian Fantino in his office on Parliament Hill, Monday December 3, 2012.
(Fred Chartrand For The Globe and Mail)

What do would-be MPs pay their campaign managers?

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In a closely fought election race, what are good staff worth to a candidate?

Canadian election campaigns are run overwhelmingly by volunteers. But aspiring MPs are entitled under Elections Canada rules to pay their campaign staff, should they choose to, with the caveat that the total is counted against their overall spending limit.