Monday 11 April 2011

Harper government lied to parliament, and may have broken the law funneling G8 money to Tony Clement's riding

Tories misinformed Parliament on G8 fund: Auditor general -

OTTAWA—The auditor general says the Harper government misinformed
Parliament to win approval for a $50-million G8 fund that lavished money
on dubious projects in a Conservative riding.

And she suggests the process may have been illegal.

The findings are contained in a confidential report Sheila Fraser was to have tabled in Parliament on April 5.

The report was put on ice when the Harper government was defeated and is not due to be released until after the May 2 election.

However, a Jan. 13 draft of the chapter on the G8 legacy infrastructure fund was seen by The Canadian Press.

It reveals that Industry Minister
Tony Clement, the mayor of Huntsville, and the general manager of
Deerhurst Resort chose the 32 projects that received funding — with no
regard for the needs of the summit or the conditions laid down by the

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