Someone finally leaked to the Toronto Star the total amount that the NDP was forced to return to their union buddies for “advertising” during their conventions:
The amount includes $40,860 at the 2006 convention in Quebec City, $102,500 from the 2009 convention in Halifax and $201,108 at the Vancouver convention last year. (see here)
Once again we have the NDP and their political supporters being let off without any punishment for breaking the Election Act.
The NDP were also caught laundering $130,000 of donations for the Broadbent Institute (see here) that went unpenalized by Elections Canada.
Notice that Brad Lavigne was involved in these scandals and that the NDP was said to have received advice from party lawyers both times even though no proof of these legal opinions is offered.
Just another “hideously unfortunately kerfuffle” to CBC’s Kady O’Malley though I’m sure.