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Accused of obfuscation by MPs, AIQ exec once again denies engaging in illegal activities

By Laura Ryckewaert      

The House Ethics Committee is now mulling recommending a contempt of Parliament charge be brought against AggregateIQ CEO Zack Massingham as it works to prepare an interim report.

AggregateIQ chief operating officer Jeff Silvester, pictured just ahead of his testimony before the House of Commons' Access to Information, Ethics, and Privacy Committee on June 12. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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House Ethics Committee members say they feel no closer to the truth after a second, almost three-hour meeting on Tuesday with AggregateIQ, a small Canadian company caught up in the Cambridge Analytica-Facebook data-breach scandal. “This hearing was completely unsatisfactory because the serious questions about AggregateIQ’s involvement in potentially illegal issues continues; always goes back to [its chief executive officer] Zack Massingham, and he didn’t show up, so we are no further ahead,” said NDP MP Charlie Angus (Timmins-James

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