Conservatives quit over Vaughan health-care money - 2011-04-13

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F182.png Conservatives quit over Vaughan health-care money April 13, 2011, John Nicol, CBC News

Two Conservatives have quit their own riding association in Vaughan north of Toronto, accusing incumbent candidate Julian Fantino and the Conservative government of handing $10 million in public funds to a private non-profit group involved in a major health-care development.

Richard Lorello, the local Conservative candidate in 2008, says he resigned because a federal grant, announced in March just before the election was called, is earmarked for the Vaughan Health Campus of Care (VHCC), which has two of Fantino's fundraisers as prime backers.

"The optics look really rather strange," said Lorello, "that the same people who helped Fantino are the same people [whose non-profit group is] receiving $10 million in government funds."

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{{cite news | first = John | last = Nicol | author2 = Dave Seglins | title = Conservatives quit over Vaughan health-care money | url = https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/conservatives-quit-over-vaughan-health-care-money-1.1020427 | work = CBC News | date = April 13, 2011 | accessdate = February 10, 2020 }}