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CHIMO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 08:44 PM
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MONTREALThe Conservative government is using public money to pay a shadow MP in a partisan campaign targeting a coveted Montreal riding held by Irwin Cotler, the Liberal MP fears.

For weeks, Cotler has been decrying a phone-call blitz organized by Conservatives, during which constituents of his Mount Royal riding were told he was about to resign.

Now hes denouncing the Tories hiring as an employee of the Government of Canada the man he defeated as a candidate in the last election.

The governing party, which campaigned on a promise to tighten federal spending and balance the budget, is accused of employing a similar tactic in other parts of the country.
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