Volpe's campaign manager quits over Lebanon kerfuffle

Toronto MP Joe Volpe's national campaign manager has resigned, in what could be a fatal blow to his bid for the federal Liberal leadership.

Toronto MP Joe Volpe's national campaign manager has resigned, in what could be a fatal blow to his bid for the federal Liberal leadership.

Jim Karygiannis apparently quit Volpe's campaign over differences of opinion on the situation in Lebanon, an insider source told Canadian Press.

The former immigration minister has publicly supported Israel's bombing of the Hezbollah militant group in Lebanon.

Meanwhile, Scarborough-Agincourt MP Karygiannis has been sending out news releases calling the Harper government's evacuation efforts chaotic and inhumane, and calling for Foreign Affairs Minister Peter MacKay's resignation.

His scathing press releases have been made available on his website. He has also allegedly been recruiting supporters for Volpe among Canada's ethnic communities, including Muslims.

Volpe'sleadership campaign has suffered a setback this spring already after it was revealed Volpe accepted donations from children as young as 11 whose fathers were current and former drug company executives.

He later returned $27,000 of the donations.

With files from Canadian Press