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MP says she never employed trustee candidate

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Winnipeg South Centre Tory MP Joyce Bateman says she has never employed Candace Maxymowich, the controversial 20-year-old Louis Riel school board candidate.

Maxymowich had a contract in May to perform work for the riding association.

"I apologize for any confusion ," Maxymowich said today. She said that when she gave her first media interviews in May, she had just met with Bateman, and "I did tell you that I was working for MP Bateman... my understanding was the my employment would be over the summer.

"I honestly didn't think it mattered if I had said the EDA (riding association) or MP Bateman," said Maxymowich.

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