Report: Tory MP to meet with Elections Canada
OTTAWA (CP) — A published report says a Conservative MP accused of dirty electoral tricks has a meeting with Elections Canada.
The Globe and Mail is reporting Dean Del Mastro has accepted an invitation from Elections Canada to give a recorded statement.
Del Mastro had been trying to set up a meeting with the agency ever since media reports surfaced that he exceeded his spending limit during the 2008 federal election campaign and then tried to cover it up.
There were also reports his family was involved in a donation reimbursement scheme, which Del Mastro says are baseless.
None of the allegations against Del Mastro have been proven in court and no charges have been laid.
The Tory MP from Peterborough, Ont., previously refused to speak to the agency if his statement could be used in court or as part of an investigation.
He complained this week there was no way for him to clear his name.
Del Mastro’s lawyer told the Globe that Elections Canada called him on Thursday offering to take “a cautioned audio recorded statement” from the MP.