Apr 10, 2008 11:03 AM
OTTAWA — Green Party Leader Elizabeth May said today Canada cannot tolerate police interfering in a federal election and has called for a public inquiry into allegations that former RCMP commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli meddled in the 2006 election by naming then-Liberal finance minister Ralph Goodale in a criminal investigation during the midst of the campaign.
"Former Commissioner Zaccardelli's refusal to provide evidence to the internal Commission for Public Complaints against the RCMP is unacceptable," May said.
She said what happened in 2006 was something more akin to a third world country run by a tin-pot dictator.
"If this train of events had occurred in a developing country, we would be quick to conclude it was a banana republic. Canadians must demand a full inquiry to get to the bottom of this extremely serious interference in our democracy."
Just recently, RCMP public complaints commission Paul Kennedy released a report into his 13-month inquiry into the affair, saying, "I haven't got the slightest idea what was going through the commissioner's mind."
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