Liberal MP says probe into claims against Patrick Brown should extend to Conservative Party - 2022-07-07
A Liberal MP is asking Canada's election watchdog to determine whether the Conservative Party benefited from the alleged financial transgression that led to Patrick Brown's disqualification from the leadership race.
The Conservatives' Leadership Election Organizing Committee (LEOC) ejected Brown from the race late Tuesday, citing "serious allegations of wrongdoing" related to financing rules. Brown has denied the allegations and says he plans to appeal the decision.
The Conservative Party already has referred the allegations against Brown to the interim commissioner of Canada Elections, the independent body tasked with ensuring the rules of the Canada Elections Act are complied with and enforced.