Jaffer associate sought $100 million of federal funds

More trouble for Canada's fallen political stars

Things just got messier in the inquiry into the conduct of former cabinet minister Helena Guergis and her husband, former Conservative MP Rahim Jaffer. New evidence shows Jaffer’s business partner sought $100-million in federal financing from a Conservative MP. At the same time, Guergis was promoting that same company to a fellow politician in her riding, who happens to be her cousin. (The project did not receive federal funding.) On Wednesday, Jaffer denied trying to meet with government officials about his company’s business plans. But one such business plan, which was submitted to Conservative MP Brian Jean’s office, has a note attached to it that was written by a receptionist: “From Rahim.”

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