Newly released documents show Rahim Jaffer and his business partners had been looking for government money for a “green” project, despite the former MP’s assertions during Parliamentary testimony. The documents also add further evidence that the business dealings between Jaffer and Nazim Gillani were far more extensive than Jaffer implied when he told MPs the two had no “synergy.” The documents came from the office of a Commons committee that has been investigating whether Jaffer attempted to use his contacts in the Harper government to get money for large-scale environmental projects. Jaffer, who is not a registered lobbyist, has denied wrongdoing and said he did not lobby his former colleagues, but instead that he was seeking information as director of his alternative energy technologies consulting firm, Green Power Generation Corp.
Jaffer-Gillani relationship exposed
Documents contradict former MP’s claims that he did not seek government money
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