July 09, 2014
Another day of Conservative corruption on trial: former top adviser to Stephen Harper on trial for influence-peddling while former ethics spokesperson faces election spending charges
Bruce Carson, a convicted fraudster hired by the Prime Minister as a Senior Advisor is back in an Ottawa court today facing charges of influence peddling. Meanwhile, in Peterborough, former Conservative MP and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister Dean Del Mastro is charged with breaking election spending laws and failing to report $21,000 in expenses from the 2008 election.
Carson is accused of using his connections as a Conservative insider to help an Ottawa water filtration company secure contracts with impoverished First Nations communities. The allegations include the charge that a former escort who Carson was dating would have received a 20% commission on every contract.
Carson and Del Mastro are just the latest proof of Stephen Harper’s poor judgment when it comes to appointing his most senior advisors. Consider:
Canadians deserve better than a prime minister with such poor judgment.