Conservatives downplay allegations of misusing mail privileges - 2015-02-18

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F0.png Conservatives downplay allegations of misusing mail privileges February 18, 2015, Jordan Press, Ottawa Citizen

Conservative MPs defended themselves Tuesday after House of Commons administration suggested in a secret report that about 10 MPs, including a handful of cabinet ministers, had misused their parliamentary mailing privileges.

The possibility that the Tories circumvented the rules of the Commons when it comes to sending out political flyers free of charge, and that this could cost the party tens of thousands of dollars – or possibly more – left MPs scrambling to distance themselves from the NDP, which is on the hook for $1.17 million for partisan mailings.

The secretive Commons Board of Internal Economy that ordered the NDP repayment met behind closed doors Tuesday to review allegations of misuse raised by the NDP and contained in a report from the House administration, a copy of which was obtained by the Citizen.

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