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CPC donors made multiple contributions in election years, totaling almost $10,000 over limit

By Tim Naumetz      
One Conservative party supporter contributed a total of $3,350 to two Conservative electoral districts and five Conservative candidates in Ontario, including to Lisa Raitt in September 2008. Ms. Raitt was the former labour minister, and is now a prospective candidate for the leadership of the Conservative party. In the 2008 election, Ms. Raitt defeated Garth Turner. The Hill Times Photograph by Steve Gerecke

Three Conservative party supporters have separately acknowledged they exceeded Canada Elections Act contribution limits for candidates, nomination contestants and electoral district associations to a single political party—by a combined total of $9,795—when they donated large amounts of money to multiple Conservative candidates and riding associations for the 2008 and 2011 general elections, documents made public by the federal Commissioner of Canada Elections show. The three donors, one in New Brunswick and two in Ontario, avoided prosecution for donating

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