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Opposition MPs raise concerns over ‘highly political’ ministers’ regional offices

By Laura Ryckewaert      
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The number and cost of ministers’ regional offices has increased in recent years, and opposition MPs are raising a red flag, saying they’re concerned the offices and staff are being used by the government to give the Conservative Party an electoral advantage. “These ministerial offices are like black holes. We don’t know what function they’re playing. They’re in communities where access to federal government services are being cut back, and yet these mysterious offices are receiving more funding.

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