Dean Del Mastro Has Resigned As MP

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UPDATED: Here's the video of his resignation in the House...

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Peterborough is without an MP as Dean Del Mastro has resigned his seat, CBC reports, less than a week after being found guilty of spending too much on his 2008 campaign. "I will not be a distraction in Peterborough," he said during his emotional resignation in the House of Commons.

Del Mastro was found guilty last week on three counts of violating the Canada Elections Act—exceeding spending limits during the 2008 election, failing to report a personal contribution of $21,000 to his own campaign and knowingly submitting a falsified document.

No word on when the by-election will be.

Photo Laura Payton CBC

Photo Laura Payton CBC

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