Bourque has learned that RCMP Commissioner Giuliano Zaccardelli has confirmed that the Paul Martin Liberal Government is under a criminal investigation over potential leaks stemming from decisions in Finance Minister Ralph Goodale's department relating to the multi-hundred million dollar Income Trust debable.Now, the Globe and Mail has its own story on the issue. As I read it, I could not help but feel like the last sentence of the article did not belong. It seemed the closest thing to a personal opinion creeping in the story:
I mean, why would you even say that last sentence? It goes left unsaid, I think. The morale of the Globe: investigations do not equal guilt. As if Globe readers, thought to consist of very intelligent Canadians, can't infer that much already. And as most Canadians know all too well, most scandals don't lead to any charges either.
News of the criminal investigation comes in the middle of a federal election campaign in which opposition parties have tried to depict the Liberal government as corrupt and scandal-plagued.
Criminal investigations do not always lead to charges.