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Conservatives coordinate House business to successful party fundraising and 'rag the puck' on hot-button legislative issues, say opposition MPs

As the minority governing Conservative fundraising juggernaut rolled through 2010 to collect a staggering $17.3-million in donations from individuals, the government’s Parliamentary agenda was jammed with issues that united its supporters but divided voters who would normally back one of the opposition parties.

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Money and politics: Tory MP Dean Del Mastro said Conservatives are wildly successful party fundraisers because the government's record shows 'we're true to who we said we were.'

PARLIAMENT HILL—As the minority governing Conservative fundraising juggernaut rolled through 2010 to collect a staggering $17.3-million in donations from individuals, the government’s Parliamentary agenda was jammed with issues that united its supporters but divided voters who would normally back one of the opposition parties.

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Conservatives coordinate House business to successful party fundraising and 'rag the puck' on hot-button legislative issues, say opposition MPs

As the minority governing Conservative fundraising juggernaut rolled through 2010 to collect a staggering $17.3-million in donations from individuals, the government’s Parliamentary agenda was jammed with issues that united its supporters but divided voters who would normally back one of the opposition parties.

The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Money and politics: Tory MP Dean Del Mastro said Conservatives are wildly successful party fundraisers because the government's record shows 'we're true to who we said we were.'

PARLIAMENT HILL—As the minority governing Conservative fundraising juggernaut rolled through 2010 to collect a staggering $17.3-million in donations from individuals, the government’s Parliamentary agenda was jammed with issues that united its supporters but divided voters who would normally back one of the opposition parties.

  

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Remembering Devon Jacobs Aug. 19, 2014

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Devon Jacobs, right, with Monte Solberg and Jim Armour at the 2012 Manning Networking Conference.

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Devon Jacobs with Liberal MP Scott Simms.

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Devon Jacobs with former colleague Jim Patrick, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau and Liberal MP Mauril Belanger at the 2013 all-party party.

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Devon Jacobs, centre, with Conservative MPs (from left) Susan Truppe, Colin Carrie, Ted Opitz, Lynne Yelich and Eve Adams.

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