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From our archives: Peter Penashue answers tough questions on election financing

Yesterday, Peter Penashue resigned from Cabinet and the House of Commons, acknowledging that ineligible donations had been made to his campaign, but blaming them on an inexperienced volunteer. He also vows to run again in a by-election.    Last August, CBC reporter Peter Cowan cornered Minister Penashue to ask what seemed like some pretty straightforward questions regarding his campaign's financing.    Take...
Yesterday, Peter Penashue resigned from Cabinet and the House of Commons, acknowledging that ineligible donations had been made to his campaign, but blaming them on an inexperienced volunteer. He also vows to run again in a by-election.
   
Last August, CBC reporter Peter Cowan cornered Minister Penashue to ask what seemed like some pretty straightforward questions regarding his campaign's financing.
   
Take a listen as, then Minister Penashue, sticks to his talking point.


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