Ex-Liberal Senator Pana Merchant appears to have donated to Conservative contender Andrew Scheer.
Lisa Raitt, left, received a donation from former cabinet minister Peter MacKay, who has yet to endorse anyone, as did Erin O'Toole, centre. Andrew Scheer, right, appears to have received a donation from a former Senate Liberal. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
Former Senate Liberal Pana Merchant, who just retired at the end of March, appears to have made a donation of $199 to Andrew Scheer’s Conservative leadership campaign.
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