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Dispute with Elections Canada settled: Bezan

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Selkirk-Interlake MP James Bezan says the dispute over his 2011 campaign return has been settled.

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Selkirk-Interlake MP James Bezan says the dispute over his 2011 campaign return has been settled.

Selkirk-Interlake MP James Bezan says a dispute with Elections Canada that threatened to force him from Parliament has been resolved.

In a statement posted on his website, Bezan said the dispute over his 2011 campaign return has been settled and Elections Canada has accepted his accounting of several highway signs which were at the heart of the dispute.

Until now, the matter was before the courts.

Bezan said his expenses are now below the allowable limit.

The head of Elections Canada is expected to appear before a parliamentary committee tomorrow and may release more information about the settlement then.

Bezan, in his statement, lashed out at Elections Canada, calling the agency’s approach to the case unfortunate and unnecessary and the case itself "frivolous and baseless."

"Regrettably, at no time, did a single Elections Canada official contact me, or my parliamentary offices, to work through the logistics and value of the signs," he said. "Instead, they erroneously jumped to conclusions. I am glad that they now understand and agree with my campaign on the issue."

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