Tories are outraged after a Liberal spending commitment frenzy saw thousands of new promises totalling $12.8 billion made in August. In response to this unprecedented increase in grant promises, Thornhill MP Peter Kent has written a formal complaint to the Canada Elections commissioner, asking if the Liberals violated campaign rules by “bringing Liberal candidates along to government announcements,” reports CBC.

“The Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers, and Parliamentary Secretaries have been criss-crossing the country making partisan announcements where they have been weaving campaign narratives into official government speeches and news releases,” Conservative MP Peter Kent wrote in his complaint to the commissioner. “Of equal, if not greater concern, is the fact that they have invited non-elected Liberal Party of Canada candidates to attend these official, taxpayer-funded government announcements.”