Heritage Minister Shelly Glover returns money from fundraiser

Heritage Minister Shelly Glover at a press conference in Quebec, December 13, 2013. BENOIT...

Heritage Minister Shelly Glover at a press conference in Quebec, December 13, 2013. BENOIT GARIEPY/QMI AGENCY

Giuseppe Valiante, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:30 PM ET

OTTAWA -– Canada’s heritage minister returned hundreds in donations after it was revealed that some of the donors depended on taxpayer money from her department.

Minister Shelly Glover participated in a fundraiser Thursday night organized by members of her riding association at a home in her Winnipeg electoral district of Saint-Boniface.

Glover’s spokesman Mike Storeshaw told QMI Agency in an email Saturday that attendees were “largely members of the Winnipeg arts community, some of whom have or have had dealings with the Department of Canadian Heritage.”

Storeshaw said that guests offered Glover’s riding association $50 dollars each, totaling $1,200. Additionally, another guest offered $500.

Federal conflict of interest rules state that a minister can not receive donations from people lobbying his or her department for federal contracts.

Storeshaw told QMI that Glover has since told her riding association not to accept any of the funds from the event.

 


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