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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

PARLIAMENT HILL—A government backbencher, whose razor-thin victory in the 2011 general election came under scrutiny in a Federal Court challenge, claims “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.

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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

PARLIAMENT HILL—A government backbencher, whose razor-thin victory in the 2011 general election came under scrutiny in a Federal Court challenge, claims “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.

  

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Thursday, March 5, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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