Harper government subsidized ex-Australian PM's trip for conservative conference

Global Affairs Canada also paid hospitality expenses for son of dictator Muammar Gaddafi two months before uprisings began in Libya.

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Former Australian prime minister John Howard at the March 2013 Manning Networking Conference in Ottawa.
Marie-Danielle Smith
Published: Wednesday, 01/13/2016 12:00 am EST

Former prime minister Stephen Harper’s government paid more than $8,000 of a former Australian prime minister's hospitality expenses while he attended a conservative conference in Ottawa in 2013, the foreign affairs department has confirmed.

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