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When foreign money helped Trudeau win elections he doesn't care but he's going after the truckers

Calgary Herald: 'Overwhelming evidence of foreign money skewing the October 2015 federal election, which saw Trudeau’s Liberals swept into power, doesn’t appear to concern the PM.

'U.S. money, funnelled to Canadian political advocacy groups, affected the outcome of that election, according to a document filed in 2017 with Elections Canada and obtained by the Calgary Herald at the time.

'A report, titled Elections Canada Complaint Regarding Foreign Influence in the 2015 Canadian Election, which has not been released publicly, alleged that so-called third parties worked with each other — clearly bypassing election spending limits — all of which appeared to be in contravention of the Canada Elections Act...

'...According to the registered society called Canada Decides that wrote that report, led by Joan Crockatt, a former Conservative MP for Calgary Centre who lost her seat to Liberal Kent Hehr by 750 votes, “the 2015 election was skewed by money from wealthy foreigners.”

In total, 114 third parties spent $6 million and many were funded by California and New York-based Tides Foundation — which donated $1.5 million to Canadian third parties...'

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