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in-and-out
 n.— «If the court upholds Mayrand’s decision, the party could be forced to list the cost of the advertising under its national campaign, pushing it over its allowed expense limit, in violation of the Elections Act. “The need for such evidence became imperative when doubts arose as to whether the expense was incurred by the candidates and whether these candidates and their agents had in fact contracted for the purchase of the advertising,” wrote Barbara McIsaac, lawyer for Elections Canada, in a letter filed in Federal Court. The ads were funded through what some officials referred to as an “in-and-out,” whereby the party transferred money to candidates who bought the ads, McIsaac wrote.» —“Election commissioner reviews Tory ad expenses” by Tim Naumetz, Glen McGregor in Ottawa Canada.com Aug. 27, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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