Mounties launch probe into G8 spending - Macleans.ca

Mounties launch probe into G8 spending

$50 million spent in Clement’s riding now under RCMP investigation

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The RCMP has launched an investigation into the federal government’s questionable spending decisions ahead of last year’s G8 summit in Muskoka. The government’s use of $50 million from a border infrastructure fund to sprinkle “beautification projects” around Tony Clement’s riding of Parry Sound-Muskoka was lambasted in a recent report by Canada’s auditor general, which said the decision-making process surrounding the spending lacked transparency. The RCMP’s decision to investigate further was prompted by a complaint from former Liberal MP Marlene Jennings, who was defeated in the May 2 election.

Canadian Press

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