A sixth CAQ MP in hot water for fundraising

A sixth CAQ MP is in trouble for her fundraising.

After Louis-Charles Thouin, Sylvain Lévesque, François Jacques, Gilles Bélanger and Yves Montigny, this time, it is Kariane Bourassa, the MP for Charlevoix–Côte-de-Beaupré.

The Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) has been at the center of controversy for two weeks for its financing practices and two of its deputies, Louis-Charles Thouin and Sylvain Lévesque, are the subject of an investigation by the Ethics Commissioner .

Thursday morning, Prime Minister François Legault announced “that from now on, the CAQ will renounce private financing”, drawing a line under approximately one million dollars per year in donations from voters in order to put an end to a controversy over its financing practices.

In a screenshot obtained by The Canadian Press, Kariane Bourassa invites donors to meet the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Andrée Laforest, to “discuss issues that concern you,” we read, in exchange for a donation of $100 to the party fund.

However, it is an employee of the National Assembly, Maxime Tremblay, who is the contact person for this fundraising activity.

Let us point out that in the case of Sylvain Lévesque, the Ethics Commissioner is investigating the use by a staff member of the Chauveau constituency office, in the exercise of his duties, of computer equipment and the email address official provided by the National Assembly to promote the partisan fundraising activities of the Coalition Avenir Québec

In the case of Mr. Tremblay, however, he provided his personal address.

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