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Libertarian group attacks McKenna’s chief of staff, Liberal MPs in fundraising campaign

By Peter Mazereeuw      

Conservative Futures, run by a former Conservative staffer, is using Liberal foils to build itself up from scratch.

Liberal MP David Lametti, left, is a former law professor specializing in intellectual property law. Emrys Graefe, right, is a former Conservative staffer who is leading Conservative Futures, a libertarian advocacy group that is using past statements or writings from Mr. Lametti and others to draw support for his organization from Canadian libertarians. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia; photograph courtesy of Emrys Graefe
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A new libertarian advocacy group is digging into the pasts of federal Liberals, looking for fuel for a fundraising campaign to build itself from the ground up. Conservative Futures says it has amassed more than 1,900 signatures on a petition calling for Marlo Raynolds to be fired from his position as Environment Minister Catherine McKenna’s (Ottawa Centre, Ont.) chief of staff, over an open letter he wrote while running the Pembina Institute, an environmental NGO, back in 2010

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