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Elections Canada clears Liberal minister after investigation into New York City fundraiser

Elections Canada did not even interview the cabinet minister.

An Elections Canada investigation has let Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller off the hook after failing to report donors at a fundraising event in the US prior to the 2019 election.

On October 10, Miller attended a campaign fundraiser in New York 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 Department of Justice at the time.

Although Miller registered the fundraiser, none of the 27 donors listed on the campaign return had a home address in the US city.  

Earlier this year, Elections Canada confirmed that it had begun an audit on Miller’s alleged failure to properly report the donations. 

Despite claiming that they had thoroughly investigated Miller’s fundraising discrepancies, Blacklock’s Reporter confirmed that they didn’t even interview the cabinet minister. 

“We found no information to suggest the individuals who made contributions to Mr. Miller’s campaign through the association were not Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada,” claimed Elections Canada.

As reported on exclusively by True North founder Candice Malcolm, one of the fundraiser’s organizers was former senior aide to Hillary Clinton Justin Cooper.

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.

Throughout Miller’s debacle, the Liberal government defended the minister’s actions alleging that all proper channels had been 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.

Elections Canada is currently investigating pro-life group Right Now for connecting pro-life volunteers and candidates during the 2019 federal election. The government body is also investigating Rebel News Editor Ezra Levant for potentially breaking the law by publishing a book criticizing Justin Trudeau during the 2019 federal election campaign.

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