Conservatives' 'in-and-out' scandal investigation cost taxpayers $2.3-million - 2012-04-10

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F0.png Conservatives' 'in-and-out' scandal investigation cost taxpayers $2.3-million April 10, 2012, Glen McGregor, National Post

OTTAWA — As Elections Canada continues to run up costs probing the voter suppression scandal, newly released documents show taxpayers spent more than $2.3-million on an investigation and five-year legal battle with the Conservative Party over the "in-and-out" affair.

Between May 2007 and last fall when the Conservative Party pleaded guilty to Elections Act charges, Elections Canada and the director of public prosecutions spent far more for lawyers, forensic accountants and investigators than the $52,000 the party paid in fines for violating its spending limits in the 2006 campaign.

The new figures, released under the Access to Information Act, come as the electoral watchdog undertakes an even broader series of investigations into complaints from voters about phone calls received during last year's federal election in about 200 ridings across the country.

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