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An NDP MP who receives thousands of dollars a year in royalties from the CBC says he will continue to sit on the committee that determines funding for the public broadcaster and that he is not violating conflict of interest rules.

Toronto-area MP Andrew Cash has been composing, producing and performing music for CBC’s reality-TV show Dragon’s Den since the show debuted seven years ago. He reportedly receives more than $2,000 for every episode aired.

“The ethics commissioner has said that I’ve done nothing wrong,” Cash told Postmedia News on Thursday. “I have been in constant touch with the ethics commissioner and her office since I first got to the Hill.”

The ethics commissioner has said that I’ve done nothing wrong

Allegations have been raised that Cash is in a conflict when voting on CBC’s funding.

When Cash joined the Canadian heritage standing committee in September 2011, he said the…

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