A top official at the department of finance has been charged in connection with the income trust scandal that erupted in late 2005.
According to CTV, Serge Nadeau, the director general of analysis at the tax policy branch of the finance department, is accused of criminal breach of trust.
Because charges have been laid, it clearly wasn't a witch hunt started for political opportunism (OK...maybe it was started for political opportunism, but there actually was a witch, it appears). At the same time, the Liberals get to save face by being cleared of any wrongdoing. So...start your spinning!
The NDP has called for an apology from Goodale and the Liberals for "[insisting] nothing was amiss with income trusts."
"[W]e now know that the RCMP have a different view," NDP MP Judy Wasylycia-Leis said on Thursday.
The RCMP income trust investigation exonerates the Liberal Party of Canada and shows that the Conservative and NDP allegations of a politically-motivated leak were false. The Prime Minister should immediately ask that his party withdraw their French attack ad that smears the reputation of the Honourable Ralph Goodale.