Elections Canada will be auditing Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller’s 2019 campaign rifling over his failure to report donations from an American fundraising event, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.
Miller travelled to New York City to attend an Oct. 10 fundraiser for his campaign, which Miller has said was hosted and attended by Canadian citizens.
While the fundraiser was documented and filed with the US Department of Justice, none of the 27 donors listed on his campaign return had a residence in the city.
“[Miller] has agreed with the Liberal Party of Canada through oral discussions to attend a meet and greet among Canadian citizens living in New York City on October 10, 2019 at a Canadian citizen’s home in New York City, and collect donations from these Canadian citizens for his Canadian election campaign as Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Ville-Marie-Le Sud-Ouest-Île-des-Soeurs in Montréal, Canada,” wrote a Foreign Agents Registration Act with the DOJ.
Chief Electoral Officer Stéphane Perrault acknowledged the investigation at a parliamentary committee meeting Thursday.
“His return is being audited as we speak,” Perrault told a Conservative MP, “Like in any cases where we warrant the Commissioner’s attention, we involve the Commissioner.”
Miller has not said who was present at the fundraiser or who contributed to his election campaign. However, as revealed by True North founder Candice Malcolm, one of the organizers of the event was a former senior aide to Hillary Clinton.
Cooper’s work for Clinton involved setting up her ill-fated email server while she was the Secretary of State. Cooper set up the server which was eventually leaked despite not having any prior experience working in the field of cybersecurity.
The Liberal cabinet has defended Miller claiming that all election laws were followed.
“All aspects of the law were faithfully adhered to and any insinuation, implication or suspicions otherwise with regard to Minister Miller are wholly and utterly unfounded,” said Government Representative in the Senate Marc Gold on February 27.