Just when you thought things couldn't get worse for the Government of Harper, we learn of an additional RCMP investigation, this time for yet another lobbying scandal.
Purple files of secrecy, forged documents, fabricated receipts and now this. Time to pull the plug.
“Yesterday afternoon our office became aware of the existence of materials in the possession of the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network,” wrote Raymond Novak, the prime minister’s principal secretary. “These materials contain troubling details about recent actions and claims made by Mr. Bruce Carson, a former employee of the Prime Minister’s office.”
Novak also wrote the Office of the Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner and the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying asking for an investigation into Carson’s activities. In the letter to the Ethics commissioner, Novak wrote that the information shown the PMO “may provide evidence” of Carson having breached two sections of the Conflict of Interest Act.
In other words, he got caught. Why was there no investigation before the story broke? Nothing goes on in this government without Harper knowing about it.
Tim Hortens may ask Harper to stop suggesting he represents the 'Timmies' crowd. Not good for business to be associated with RCMP investigations.