Dean Del Mastro resigns his seat in House of Commons before vote to suspend him - 2014-11-05

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F49.png Dean Del Mastro resigns his seat in House of Commons before vote to suspend him November 5, 2014, Canadian Press, National Post

Disgraced Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro abruptly resigned his House of Commons seat Wednesday, less than a week after a judge found him guilty on three counts of violating the Canada Elections Act.

Del Mastro, a former parliamentary secretary to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, was convicted of exceeding spending limits during the 2008 election, as well as failing to report a personal contribution of $21,000 to his own campaign and knowingly submitting a falsified document.

"I hope someday to be back in this place, but if I don't, always keep in mind it's a simple chair, but it represents the hopes and dreams and futures of thousands you represent and millions across the country," Del Mastro told the Commons, his voice quavering as he glanced back at his seat.

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{{cite news | title = Dean Del Mastro resigns his seat in House of Commons before vote to suspend him | url = https://nationalpost.com/news/politics/dean-del-mastro-resigns-his-seat-in-house-of-commons-after-hes-found-guilty-of-violating-canada-elections-act | work = Canadian Press | publisher = National Post | date = November 5, 2014 | accessdate = December 17, 2019 }}