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Liberal Bruce accused of lobbying violations -Times Colonist
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Liberal Bruce accused of lobbying violations
Lindsay Kines and Judith Lavoie, Times Colonist
Published: Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Former labour minister Graham Bruce “called in his credits” with ex-cabinet colleagues to help the Cowichan Tribes obtain money that then paid his salary, NDP Leader Carole James alleged in the legislature yesterday.
Relying on purported minutes of meetings of the Cowichan Tribes Treaty Committee, the NDP accused Bruce in question period of violating the lobbyist and conflict-of-interest acts. The minutes also indicate that the undisclosed amount of money initially used to pay Bruce — who lost his seat in 2005 and now runs a consulting business — was Treaty Support Funding, which is supposed to be used only for treaty purposes.