From a Canadian Press dispatch.
A former national director for the New Democratic Party says the Tory transactions sounds like normal practice that’s been followed by all parties for decades.
Robin Sears, the NDP’s national director from 1974 to 1981, says central parties have always transferred money to help out local candidates and they’ve always asked local candidates to help pay a share of national advertising.
Three paragraphs later.
Sears said he’s not familiar with the details of the current election spending controversy.