Monday, January 15, 2007

Did Newest Tory MP Break Tax Laws?

From the Ottawa Citizen:

The transactions suggest Mr. [Wajid] Khan was using his Toronto car dealership as the primary source of funding for his campaigns, said NDP MP Pat Martin.

"It's hard to count the serious problems here, massive loans from a business in excess of donation limits that might not be repaid, enormous spending outside the election period. I wouldn't know where to start," Mr. Martin said.

My day begins with a smile. H/T to HarperBizarro.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

It sounds dicey, for sure. One wonders, however, if your day would have begun with such a smile if Khan hadn't crossed the floor and the same news report appeared. This all occurred while he was a Liberal. What would your response have been then?

bigcitylib said...

I would have been very sad. And your point is?

Anonymous said...

I would hope as a Liberal, he would have been smarter, but he always was a Conservative, and good riddance! Anyone that floatd with the Mike Harris government would have to be a Con.

Anonymous said...

*sigh*. You know what? Fuck the anonymous trolls already.

You can't have a decent political discussion without these sour little pricks introducing wild speculation to try (and fail) to make some stupid point.

Fuck 'em. Hard and long.

I just came over from Red Tory's and some anonymous reptile was re-hashing the zombie lie of Jack and Olivia's subsidised housing scandal. I mean, apart from being abysmally stupid, these people apparently can't even read.

Anonymous said...

Well, it is relevant that Khan was a Liberal at the time, is it not? I mean, if he was breaking the law and was punished by Elections Canada for it, then doesn't it matter that the central party (at that time the Liberal party) did not intervene? It is as relevant to the Liberals as it is to the Conservatives that a sitting member may have been in contravention of campaign finance regulations. It doesn't look good on either party, frankly.

Anonymous said...

Looks like Khan has been working for several months to sabotage the Mississauga-Streetsville Liberal Association.

Did the Conservative Party agree to repay his personal loans to the Liberal Association in exchange for him crossing the floor?

Anonymous said...

I mean, if he was breaking the law and was punished by Elections Canada for it, then doesn't it matter that the central party (at that time the Liberal party) did not intervene?

Relevant yes, but there's a significant point that the local riding association was punished for failing to file financial statements. In other words, the local riding association was playing games and the central party apparatus may well not have known about it.

In either case, it simply demonstrates that Kahn, and Mr. Harper, are simply political opportunists.