Conservative MP claims Elections Canada ‘leaks’ reason behind feds moving elections commissioner to Director of Public Prosecutions Office

A government backbencher, whose razor-thin victory in the 2011 general election came under scrutiny in a Federal Court challenge, says he believes ‘leaks’ from within Elections Canada led to explosive news reports about fraudulent robocalls during the election and are likely one of the reasons the government wants to transfer Elections Canada’s investigative branch to the Director of Public Prosecutions Office.

Democratic Reform Minister of State Pierre Poilievre, left, is responsible for the federal government’s controversial Fair Elections Act, and Conservative MP Jay Aspin. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright

By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED :Tuesday, April 8, 2014 9:20 PM

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