Harper has resigned from Conservative fundraising board
|CTVnews 15 Jan 2020 at 15:06|
This comes just days into the Conservative leadership race and on the heels of former Harper-era cabinet minister John Baird providing his campaign post-mortem to outgoing Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer.
Mr. Harper has left his position on the Conservative Fund. The Fund thanks former prime minister Harper for his tireless work on the board, and wishes him well. His contributions, support and wise counsel to the Board over the past many years has been appreciated, said party spokesperson Cory Hann in an email.
The fund was recently in the news in relation to Scheers controversial expenses. Scheer was in hot water , over using party funds to cover the difference in cost for private schooling for his children in Ottawa versus the cost of schooling in Regina.
The party said those personal expenses were above board and were associated with being a national leader. But some Conservatives called on Scheer to repay those funds and questioned why the partys decision to cover these costs was not disclosed to donors.
The party is reviewing the expenses, which reports suggested were considerably higher than usual, and Van Vugt was removed from his role.