OTTAWA – The NDP is asking Elections Canada to investigate alleged fraud involving donations to the Conservatives in Montreal.
The allegations relate to a report by Postmedia News citing several Montrealers who say they did not donate to the Conservatives even though party financial filings say they did.
Despite not having a hope of winning the riding, the Tories collected $288,823 in donations in Laurier Ste-Marie in 2009.
The Conservatives shrug off questions about the alleged phoney donors, saying Elections Canada reviews all their paperwork.
It is illegal to make a political donation on behalf of someone else and circumvent the contribution limits under the Elections Act.
Neither Elections Canada nor the RCMP would confirm or deny they are investigating.
Friday, November 23, 2012