Not A Conflict, Says Senator

A Senator who voted on 2018 federal bills while a director of a company applying for federal grants said he was assured there was no conflict of interest. Senator Colin Deacon (Independent-N.S.) founded a Halifax firm that received $3.04 million in government aid including $119,980 in grants after Deacon sought to join the Senate and was sworn into office: “I never, ever expected to be selected.”

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