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Kenney fundraising letter scandal

2011-03-07

Queen’s University political studies professor emeritus Ned Franks is available to talk about the controversy over a staffer in Immigration Minister Jason Kenney’s office using parliamentary letterhead for party fundraising.

“This brings up the problem of what ministers should do when one of their staffers does a constitutional no-no. There is no law that outlines who is responsible for mistakes like these and no code of conduct. Staffers get no training so mistakes like these will inevitably come up,” says Dr. Franks, one of Canada’s leading scholars on Parliamentary issues.

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