Former Conservative MP Bill Casey is seen here voting against the federal budget in the House of Commons in Ottawa in June of this year.Scott Armstrong, president of the Cumberland-Colchester-Musquodoboit Valley riding association, said Sunday the board has voted to support Casey, who was booted from the Tory caucus in June for voting against the federal budget.
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Casey had argued the fiscal plan gutted a 2005 deal that protected natural resource revenues from equalization clawbacks.
Last week, Harper announced an agreement to end the row between Nova Scotia and Ottawa, but said that Casey would not be able to run for the Conservatives in the next federal election. Harper has the final say about whether Casey can run as a Conservative.
Should Harper respect the will of the local riding association?