In my opinion, there is little doubt from his self incriminating taped confession about Stephen Harper's prior knowledge of the "financial considerations" that were being offered by his party in order to influence Chuck Cadman's vote on a crucial confidence motion that would have brought the Paul Martin government down in 2005.
Which leads one to speculate about what involvement Stpehen Harper may have had in Giuliano Zaccardelli's blatant political interference in the 2006 election that did indeed bring the Martin government down, by announcing a criminal investigation had been launched into the income trust leak.
This blatant political interference took the form of Zaccardelli faxing a personally signed letter to NDP MP Judy Wasylycia-Leis dated December 23, 2005. At 3:00 pm on a Friday, no less. At which point Judy Wasylycia-Leis felt compelled to release it to the media.
To what extent was Judy Wasylycia-Leis simply a pawn and foil for the Conservatives at large? To what extent did Harper conspire and scheme with Zaccardelli, who no doubt would benefit from a "tough in crime" Conservative government being in office?
These are matters that go to the heart of our democratic system and need answers. This is a matter deserving of a full public inquiry. Right after the full public inquiry of the Cadman matter.
Top Mountie ordered trusts alert to include Goodale
Zaccardelli's change deviated from rules, RCMP watchdog says
Globe and Mail
April 1, 2008
OTTAWA, TORONTO -- Former RCMP commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli approved the release of information about a criminal probe into the income trust leak in the middle of the 2006 federal election campaign and directed that a news release name Ralph Goodale, then Liberal finance minister, an RCMP watchdog report revealed yesterday.
The move to include Mr. Goodale's name - a decision even the police force now says was not in keeping with past practice - was made in the absence of any policies or guidelines on handling such sensitive situations, said the chair of the Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP.
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
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