Tony Clement would be appointed to the board of the Conservative Fund of Canada
OTTAWA — Sources say Conservative Leader Pierre Poilievre has named former federal cabinet minister Tony Clement to serve on the board of the federal party’s main fundraising arm.
Several sources have confirmed Mr. Clement’s appointment to The Canadian Press, following Mr. Poilievre’s landslide victory in the Conservative Party of Canada leadership election this weekend.
Mr. Poilievre is busy installing some of his own picks for key party posts as he migrates to the office of Leader of the Opposition.
Mr. Clement was a former cabinet minister in Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s administration and recently raised money for Mr. Poilievre during his leadership race.
In 2018, then-party leader Andrew Scheer asked Mr Clement to leave caucus after he was made aware of allegations of sexual misconduct against the former MP.
The allegations came shortly after Mr Clement admitted he had sent sexually explicit images and a video to someone he believed to be a consenting woman – an interaction which turned out to be an attempt to extortion.
Clement referred questions about his Conservative Fund Canada nomination to a party spokesperson, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment.