For the last several days, the Liberals have used much of their time during Question Period to suggest that the Conservatives violated election spending laws. Something tells me we may hear about a different topic today:
OTTAWA – I learned of the allegations of improper campaign spending against West Vancouver—Sunshine Coast MP Blair Wilson today.
They are serious allegations, which raise questions that Mr. Wilson must address without delay.
As such, I have accepted Mr. Wilson's resignation from his position as National Revenue critic, and as a member of our national caucus, effective immediately.
I am particularly concerned about allegations of Elections Act violations by Mr. Wilson's campaign.
I am pleased that Mr. Wilson has called on Elections Canada to launch a formal review of the matter. I trust Elections Canada will deal with this matter expeditiously.
In the meantime, I have instructed the Liberal Party of Canada to provide whatever assistance they can to Elections Canada as it reviews the allegations.