The PM’s office alerted the RCMP to the possible illegalities. But that was after the Aboriginal Peoples Network broke the story.
While this makes for some titillating reading, it does pose some important questions about how a person with a criminal record and disbarment from the Law Society of Upper Canada could become a senior advisor to the top politician in the country.
Other current scandals that the Conservative campaigners are dealing with involve the senators who are alleged to have made inappropriate expense claims – Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau. Brazeau has recently pleaded guilty to simple assault and possession of cocaine. He is facing impaired operating of a vehicle. All three senators have had their pay reinstated during the federal campaign.
Another insider, Dean Del Mastro, is facing jail time for election fraud. He is appealing his sentence.
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