Prime Minister Harper and RCMP Commissioner Paulson:
Stop the Senate cover-up!
This week, Canadians from across the political spectrum were appalled to hear Senator Mike Duffy’s accusation that Prime Minister knew all about and was involved in negotiations that led to the $90,000.00 cheque written by the PM’s chief of staff to hush the senate scandal up!! When the scandal broke last spring we heard time and again from Prime Minister Harper that he and other senior members of the Government had no knowledge of the cheque.
Canadians deserve to know the truth! This scandal is no longer just about the misspending of taxpayer dollars but about the integrity of our political leaders. It is unclear what is really happening in the Senate, but it’s certain that the public has been lied to.
Please click here to sign the petition calling on Prime Minister Harper and federal opposition leaders to appoint a fully independent prosecutor who can ensure the Senate scandals are investigated fully, and everyone who did wrong is prosecuted and held accountable!
And also please click here to send a letter calling on RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson to ensure the RCMP’s investigation of the Senate scandal is complete, effective and transparent.
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Currently, those investigating the scandal are too close to the Government for us to trust the results of the investigations. The scandal involves Senators and now Prime Minister Harper and his staff; however the investigation is being conducted by the RCMP and the Commissioner of Canada Elections, and it is overseen by prosecutors who likely serve under Harper and his Minister of Justice Peter MacKay. The RCMP’s independence is very questionable given the RCMP Commissioner’s widely criticized new policy revealed in April 2013 that connects his office directly with the Conservative Minister of Public Safety.
There are many reasons to believe we can win these key independence and transparency guarantees – to ensure the Senate scandal truth comes out. In similar spending scandal situations, and after loud public outcry, many provincial governments, including in B.C. and Ontario, have appointed independent prosecutors to ensure that investigations are conducted properly and thoroughly, and to ensure that decisions to prosecute are not undermined by career ambitions or other dangerous conflicts of interest.
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