Mounties launch probe into G8 spending -

Mounties launch probe into G8 spending

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


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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