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Tories possible illegal G8 spending report

2011-04-12

Political studies professor emeritus Ned Franks is available to talk about today’s leaked auditor general report that says the Harper goernment may have acted illegally when it spent $50 million in projects in a Conservative riding leading up to the G8 Summit.

The report was not supposed to be released until after May 2 and Dr. Franks is surprised the report got into the hands of a reporter.

“The auditor general is a water-tight organization that doesn’t have leaks. They have the power to investigate pretty well anything. If they can’t be trusted to keep their mouths shut, then who can?” says Dr. Franks.

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