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Conservative MPs vow to make election issue out of Liberal expenses in 2019

By Abbas Rana      

Conservatives received information about Liberal staff and ministerial expenses through 'a bit of skill' and 'a bit of luck,' says Conservative MP Larry Miller.

Five-term Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski, former parliamentary secretary to the government House leader, is providing guidance to Conservative MPs on what kind of information to look for before they place their written questions on the Order Paper. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

Conservatives MPs say they will continue to dig into the Liberals' political weakness on their expenses and promise to make it an election campaign issue in 2019. “I’m going to be bringing that up,” said five-term Conservative MP Larry Miller (Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, Ont.) told The Hill Times. “That’s the culture that some people seem to have in the Liberal Party. There’s people in all parties, sometimes, that abuse it. ... I hate to call it tradition [of Liberals, but] it’s a trend

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