US political strategy firm used widely by Tory MPs, but not always cited in Elections Canada reports

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Mystery shrouds the election campaign of Rick Norlock (Northumberland, Ont.), which the Toronto Star reported hired Front Porch Strategies, but the MP later denied he used the firm. Neither Adler nor Norlock reported Front Porch Strategies on their expense reports.

During the 2011 elections, Front Porch Strategies' CEO Matthew Parker and director PJ Wenzel – both American citizens – knocked on doors and made calls for Dykstra and Associate Defence Minister Julian Fantino, although Ross said they merely volunteered for Fantino in unsuccessful hopes of winning a contract.

Under the Canada Elections Act, it is illegal for non-residents to campaign for candidates.

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