Apotex Inc. chairman Barry Sherman, Finance Minister Bill Morneau
The federal lobbying commissioner is investigating the role Apotex Inc. is playing in a Liberal Party fundraiser that will take place in Toronto on November 7.
The Globe and Mail reports, "Federal lobbying commissioner Karen Shepherd said she will probe the role of Apotex Inc. chairman Barry Sherman in helping organize and sell $500 tickets for an elite Liberal Party fundraiser on Nov. 7 at the home of Toronto philanthropist Nancy Pencer and funeral home executive Michael Benjamin. Finance Minister Bill Morneau is scheduled to be the prize guest at the exclusive event. The lobbying commissioner usually does not comment on specific cases, but Ms. Shepherd noted The Globe had already reported that the generic drug manufacturer’s chief lobbyist, John Duffy, has lobbied the Finance Department three times in the past six months."