The Hill Times
By TIM NAUMETZ |
Published: Friday, 11/29/2013 10:26 am EST
Court evidence filed by RCMP Cpl. Greg Horton discloses that Conservative Senator Irving Gerstein contacted Deloitte's Michael Runia, whom he knows through Deloitte’s work for the Conservative Party, at Nigel Wright’s request.
PARLIAMENT HILL—A forensic accountant leading a Deloitte investigation last March into Senate expenses disclosed Thursday that sensitive information Conservative Senator Irving Gerstein attempted to obtain was the same that former PMO chief of staff Nigel Wright was seeking while he was planning to repay Senator Mike Duffy’s ineligible housing claims.
Gary Timm, a member of Deloitte’s forensics financial advisory team, told the Senate Internal Economy Committee that Deloitte’s managing partner for Ontario, Michael Runia, telephoned him last March to ask how much Sen. Duffy would have to give back to the Senate if he repaid four years worth of living and travel expenses that had been at the centre of a growing government crisis since December 2012.
By Dene Moore, The Canadian Press
Proposals for energy projects that would affect First Nations communities in British Columbia have the potential to alleviate some of the worst unemployment rates in the country, according to a Fraser Institute report released Thursday.