Jul 19, 2015

By Kim O'Hare

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The Harper government’s enhanced Universal Child Care Benefit is due to be paid out this week and an analysis by The Canadian Press reveals the money is most likely to land on voters living in federal ridings that lean Conservative.

Number-crunching based on the last census shows many of the ridings in line to get the biggest cheques are in suburban Alberta and the all-important ridings that surround Toronto that tend to vote Tory.

Only two of the top 20 destinations for the enriched payments are locations where the opposition N-D-P would be likely winners.

Opposition parties have criticized the government for giving out the benefits timed to buy October election votes

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