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Top Conservative avoids being called to House committee after Grit MP Cotler’s point of privilege dismissed

By Tim Naumetz      

Campaign Research founder Richard Ciano also managed Government House Leader Peter Van Loan's election campaign in 2004.

PARLIAMENT HILL—House Speaker Andrew Scheer’s dismissal of Liberal MP Irwin Cotler’s complaint that he was the victim of a dirty-tricks telephone campaign in his riding meant one of the top figures in the Conservative Party of Canada avoided being called to Parliament to defend his consulting firm’s role in the affair.

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