Greenpeace calls for probe of EthicalOil.org

OTTAWA — Greenpeace wants Elections Canada Commissioner Yves Cote to investigate whether EthicalOil.org is just a way for the Conservative Party of Canada to skirt political donation limits.

“It walks like a front group, it talks like a front group,” Greenpeace campaigner Keith Stewart said Tuesday. “(We’re) asking the commissioner: Is this a front group that would violate the elections law act?”

In his letter, Stewart says EthicalOil.org staff members are typically “Conservative Party insiders,” like Alykhan Velshi who currently works in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

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