Former Innu leader Peter Penashue has resigned his cabinet post along with his Labrador seat Thursday saying donation irregularities to his federal election campaign have forced him to seek re-election in a byelection in the interest of accountability.
Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Peter Penashue broke his silence over an election campaign spending scandal that has engulfed him Tuesday saying it has put him “under pressure” and in an “uncomfortable situation.”
The Conservative government resorted to a “Colonel Sanders” defence Friday to fend off opposition attacks aimed at embattled Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Peter Penashue who is in the midst of a campaign spending scandal that has triggered increasing calls for his resignation.
Liberal interim leader Bob Rae has asked Elections Canada to probe five donations given to embattled Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Peter Penashue.
The federal NDP asked Elections Canada Thursday to probe a $5,000 cash donation to the Conservative party from a fugitive businessman the RCMP believes acted as the “banker” for a cross-border marijuana smuggling network.