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President expensed $5,000 Liberal donation

NDP accuses college of trying to influence premier

Georgian College president Brian Tamblyn has apologized for having expensed a $5,000 donation to the Ontario Liberals, which he billed the college for after a fundraising dinner in 2008, reports The Toronto Sun. New Democratic Party leader Andrea Horwath raised the issue in the provincial legislature Tuesday, accusing Tamblyn of trying to influence Premier Dalton McGuinty and Training, Colleges and Universities Minister John Milloy. Tamblyn says he wasn’t aware of his mistake until he received an Freedom of Information request about the money and denies trying to buy the government’s affection. “All I can do is reimburse and that’s what I did,” he told reporters. “It was an innocent mistake.”

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