'I’m a Canadian and a taxpayer first'

Two weeks after gaining the support of the former Liberal candidate in Vaughan, Conservative incumbent Julian Fantino loses the support of the former Conservative candidate.

Two Vaughan Conservatives have quit their riding association over a $10 million federal grant given to a health care project spearheaded by MP Julian Fantino’s former fundraisers. “I’m a Canadian and a taxpayer first,” said Richard Lorello, who ran as a Conservative candidate in the riding in 2008. “It didn’t look right to me. If it was the Liberal party doing this, (the) Conservatives would be jumping up and down.”

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