Elections Canada says Opitz exceeded 2008 nomination campaign donation, only had one other donor for $50

Conservative MP Ted Opitz, who reached an agreement with the federal elections commissioner acknowledging that he donated nearly $7,000 more to his election nomination campaign in 2008 than he was legally allowed, had only one other contribution, $50, for the contest, the MP’s new return to Elections Canada shows.

Conservative MP Ted Opitz, pictured in 2012 with his wife Cynthia, after the Supreme Court confirmed his 2011 election victory over Liberal incumbent Borys Wrzesnewskyj after it had been overturned by an Ontario Superior Court judge. Mr. Opitz won the election by 26 votes. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 3:08 PM

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