These kind of stories will have no effect on conservative voters, who seem to revel in the Harper's government sleaze.
A leaked draft report on G8/G20 summit spending that alleges the Conservative government lavished millions on a prominent cabinet member's riding and "misled" Parliament has put Stephen Harper's campaign on the defensive a day before the first leaders' debate.
But Auditor General Sheila Fraser cautioned Canadians on Monday, saying in a statement that only her final report will represent her audit's findings and conclusions when it is tabled in Parliament.
Fraser said the final report cannot be released until Parliament returns, despite all four parties calling for the document to be made public immediately.
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