Calgary businessman Robyn Lore fined for allegedly funding 'kamikaze' UCP leadership campaign - 2019-11-04
A Calgary businessman has been fined by Alberta's election commissioner, accused of transferring tens of thousands of dollars to the "kamikaze" campaign of Jeff Callaway in the 2017 United Conservative Party leadership race.
Robyn Lore, through his corporation Agropyron Enterprises, is alleged to have transferred $60,000 to Callaway's communications director, Cam Davies, according to fines posted to the Office of Election Commissioner on Monday.
That money was allegedly funnelled into the campaign through so-called "straw" donors — individuals who agreed to act as conduits for the corporate cash in violation of Alberta's election laws. Corporations are banned from donating to campaigns in the province and individuals can contribute no more than $4,000 per year.