Conservative MP Dean Del Mastro.
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"At the end of this process," he told a media gathering, "I will be fully exonerated."
The three-term MP Dean Del Mastro allegedly exceeded his campaign spending limit in the 2008 federal election.
He is under investigation by Elections Canada.
At issue is a $21,000 personal cheque written to Holinshed Research Group for voter-contact calls.
According to an affadavit sworn by an Elections Canada official, Del Mastro knew the amount would put him over his spending limit and therefore paid the amount from his personal account.
Last week, cheques alleged to be the funds in questions surfaced, showing employees of his cousin David's business, Deltro Electric in Mississauga, were reimbursed for making maximum individual $1,000 donations, and showed the employees were also given $50 bonuses.
Del Mastro blamed a disgruntled Deltro worker, and told reporters to contact his cousin for more information.
"I have no knowledge of any alleged scheme or otherwise," he said.
When asked if he was looking into allegations about his campaign, Del Mastro took it as a slur against his campaign workers, accusing the media of "targeting" campaign volunteers,
"(Campaign) volunteers serve our country," he said. "When individual volunteers are put under a microscope like this, it harms the democratic process."
The MP said all his financial dealings have always been above board, although he added he wasn't hands-on financially.
"I didn't handle cheques during the campaign," he said. "I don't know many candidates who do. In fact, I don't know any who do."
Del Mastro repeatedly blamed the media for the controversy.
"This has been a disturbing situation, to put it mildly," he said. "I'm not the average person on the street. I'm elected by the people of this riding to represent them."