Musings —07.21.2010 03:12 PM—
RCMP ends Helena Guergis probe with no action taken: lawyer (Guergis-RCMP)
Source: The Canadian Press
Jul 21, 2010 16:00
OTTAWA – The lawyer for deposed cabinet minister Helena Guergis says the RCMP has given his client a clean bill of health.
Howard Rubel says an inspector with the Mounties has advised him that the police probe found “no substance” to any of the issues raised by the Prime Minister’s Office.
Rubel says the RCMP assured him that all concerns related to Guergis have been “resolved” and that there will be no further action.
Earlier this year, Guergis was booted from cabinet as minister for the status of women after allegations surrounding misuse of her office by her husband, ex-Tory MP Rahim Jaffer.
She was also kicked out of the Conservative caucus and made to sit as an independent backbencher.
Guergis denied any wrongdoing, saying Prime Minister Stephen Harper never made clear what allegations he had passed on to the Mounties.