Ottawa

'It didn't make sense'

The Canadian Press tallies four Conservative campaigns, including that of current Conservative MP Dave Mackenzie, who declined to participate in the in-and-out scheme.

Independent conservative MP Helena Guergis — who was turfed from the Tory caucus last year over rumours of wrongdoing that were never substantiated — also says her campaign was approached and rejected the plan.”I was asked but I said no. Something in my gut told me no,” Christine Brayford, Guergis’ sister and campaign manager, said in an email.

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