Thursday, September 26, 2013
Del Mastro to Face Justice
It couldn't happen to a nicer guy. Dean Del Mastro charged with four offences under the Canada Election Act including concealing a $21,000 "contribution."
In June, Del Mastro expressed his frustration at the length of time Elections Canada was taking with its investigation into his expenses, saying he felt “violated and betrayed” by the federal agency. The charges come nearly 16 months after Elections Canada opened its investigation.
The investigation focused on the $21,000 payment he made to a polling company from his personal account, which did not appear on his official campaign return and which would have put him over the campaign spending limit.
Until the investigation began, Del Mastro served as the Conservative government’s main attack dog in question period on a range of issues, including the ongoing robocalls scandal.