Guergis Breached Federal Ethics Guidelines: Report

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By Tonda MacCharles, The Toronto Star, 14 July 2011

The federal ethics commissioner has ruled former Conservative MP and junior cabinet minister Helena Guergis breached her ethical obligations in 2009 in writing Simcoe municipal officials to promote a business she knew could potentially benefit her husband Rahim Jaffer.

Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson released her findings Thursday following a formal complaint filed by the NDP prompted by a report in the Toronto Star.

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