Conservative Peter Penashue accuses Liberal rival of double dipping - Macleans.ca

Conservative Peter Penashue accuses Liberal rival of double dipping

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ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – Federal Conservative candidate Peter Penashue accused his Liberal challenger of inappropriately spending public money during a debate in the byelection for the riding of Labrador.

Penashue alleged during the debate in Happy Valley-Goose Bay that he recently found out that Yvonne Jones was double dipping and her salary had to be garnisheed as a result.

Jones said Penashue’s allegation was a lie, adding that her salary was never garnisheed, and she challenged him to prove his accusation.

A spokesman for Penashue, who did not specify the nature of the alleged double dipping during the debate, could not be immediately reached for comment.

The May 13 byelection was called after Penashue resigned over 28 illegal election contributions.

NDP candidate Harry Borlase is also running.

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