Liberals unable to explain donation discrepancy

Liberal cabinet ministers who defended donations to the governing party by municipally owned utilities were scrambling yesterday to explain why the party's website says such donations are not allowed.

Liberal cabinet ministers who defended donations to the governing party by municipally owned utilities were scrambling yesterday to explain why the party's website says such donations are not allowed.

Acting premier Dwight Duncan and Energy Minister Brad Duguid both said donations to the Liberals from local electrical utilities are acceptable, and allowed, under the Elections Financing Act.

However, the Ontario Liberal Party website specifically states it does not accept donations from “municipalities and their related agencies.” It goes on to say if potential donors fall into one of the categories listed then “please do not make a contribution.”

 
 
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