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Liberal Party Must Release Fundraiser Guest List: Cooper

Conservative Party of Canada | April 8, 2016

ST. ALBERT, ALBERTA — Conservative Deputy Justice Critic, Michael Cooper, is calling on the Liberal Party to release the guest list from last evening’s private fundraiser with Canada’s Attorney General. The event, hosted by a prominent Toronto law firm, has raised serious questions about the Liberal Party’s fundraising tactics and the Liberal government’s much touted open and accountable government policy.

“Canadians deserve to know who attended this event and whether or not the Attorney General had a conflict of interest,” said Cooper. “That is why I am calling on the Liberal Party to immediately release the complete list of attendees.”

Mr. Cooper has written a letter to the Ethics Commissioner outlining his concerns with the event.

“Most Canadians would consider this an ethical breach,” said Cooper. “When the Attorney General has a fundraiser for the Liberal Party at one of the top law firms in Canada, it blurs the lines between what is Liberal Party business and what is Government business.”