Hmmm…

Update on this.

Del Mastro may have to go in front of the House Ethics Committee (of which he is, (LOL) a member)!

Hey – why not email these folks to urge them on to ensure that this happens!

stephen.harper@parl.gc.ca
dean.delmastro@parl.gc.ca
thomas.mulcair@parl.gc.ca
Elizabeth.May@parl.gc.ca
bob.rae@parl.gc.ca

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… if I wanted to skirt election campaign funding rules, this would be an effective way to go about it.

Illegal, but effective.

Numerous sections of the Elections Act forbid donors from exceeding the individual limit on donations by concealing their donations and forbid others from helping to conceal the real source of a donation.

In a statutory declaration produced at the request of the Citizen and Postmedia, the former employee said David Del Mastro approached the then-employee and said he wanted him to make a large monetary donation to his cousin’s campaign.

The former employee signed the declaration before an Ontario Commissioner of Oaths.

The former employee was asked to make a donation of $1,000 of personal funds and was assured the company would provide reimbursement for the same amount with a “$50 bonus,” the declaration says. The donors could also claim the donation as a deduction on their tax returns.

Employees were also asked to enlist friends or family to make similar donations, the former employee said.

There is no evidence that Dean Del Mastro had knowledge of any alleged scheme to hide the source of donations to his campaign.

That last point is important if true… a bit tough to swallow, but all hell will break loose if the Deanster is found to have had any knowledge of this!

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2 Comments to “Hmmm…”

  1. GAB says:

    Interesting to note they’ve identified 20 questionable $1000 donors

    Elections Canada records show that the Peterborough Conservative “Electoral District Association received 12 donations in the amount of $1,000 each, dated Sept. 19, 2008, from people with links to the company, as described in the former employee’s statement.

    Then, on Sept. 26, Del Mastro’s campaign received another seven donations of $1,000, also from people who were friends of Deltro employees, or friends or family, according to the former employee. Another friend of a Deltro employee donated $1,000 on Sept. 25.”

    20 donors reimbursed @ $1050 = $21000, the same value of the mystery cheque. So did the polling company cover the repayments of illegal donations?

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