The Return of Khan
Wajid Khan is back.
Well, in fact, he never really went anywhere.
But for months he was formally out of the Conservative caucus.
Khan was forced to withdraw from the caucus as Elections Canada investigated some of his spending.
Specifically, the fact that he lent a large amount of money to his riding association, but that is not illegal and Elections Canada saw nothing untoward there.
It saw differently however when it came to overspending. On that count Elections Canada determined Khan did overspend during an election to the tune of 30-thousand dollars.
But now Conservative Whip, Jay Hill, says Khan has "concluded" the matter with Elections Canada and is now fully a Conservative again. Hill didn't say how matters had been resolved.
You may remember Khan's only officially been a Tory since last year when he crossed the floor, leaving the Liberals behind and joining the government.
Khan's well-known for that and for one other thing.
Khan was asked to be the Prime Minister's special advisor on the Middle East in 2006 (he was still a Liberal at the time). He travelled and wrote up a report for the Prime Minister. It's a report the government has always refused to release and so, to this day, when Khan walks by or stands in the House of the Commons the one thing you can be sure to hear is, "Where's the report?"
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