The Canadian Press

2014-11-05 | MP-Conviction-Future

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Disgraced Independent MP Dean Del Mastro abruptly resigned his House of Commons seat, less than a week after a judge found the former Conservative member guilty on three counts of violating the Canada Elections Act. The former parliamentary secretary to Prime Minister Stephen Harper became emotional as he said he didn't want to be a distraction or require his fellow MPs to vote on his fate. (Del Mastro was convicted of exceeding spending limits during the 2008 election, failing to report a personal contribution of 21-thousand dollars to his own campaign and knowingly submitting a falsified document.)

Date: 2014-11-05
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I believe too much in what you do what we stand for and it's with that Mister speaker with appreciation with humility and gratitude they tender my resignation effective immediately in this house >>

Clip ID: 20141105CPCN002