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New evidence contradicts Clement on G8 fund

NDP provides files pointing to misleading statements

Documents obtained by the NDP through freedom-of-information requests contradict statements by Treasury Board President Tony Clement before the Commons that he merely played a “coordinating role” in carving up a $50 million fund for his riding before the G8 summit last year. The evidence obtained and shared by the NDP shows that Clement’s constituency office asked municipalities to submit funding applications, going so far as to specify the kinds of projects that were wanted, such as “storefront renovations, roadwork, landscaping and general beautification.”

The Globe and Mail

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