Thursday, August 13, 2015

Pierre Poutine(s?) Revisited...That Was Then & Thenner...This Is Almost Now.


That was then (i.e. pre-Poutine trial in April of 2014):

Former Guelph Conservative campaign worker Andrew Prescott has given evidence related to the alleged involvement of two other campaign staff in the “Pierre Poutine” robocalls case, sources say.

With an immunity agreement in place, Prescott gave evidence to prosecutors regarding the only person accused in the case, Michael Sona, as expected, but also provided information about Ken Morgan, who was the manager of the Guelph Conservative campaign...

{snippety doo-dah}

...Sources say Prescott gave evidence that Morgan, the campaign manager, asked him to log into a robocall account on his computer. Prescott also told investigators he later destroyed that computer...

That was thenner (i.e. post-Poutine trial in August of 2014):

...Judge Gary Hearn said in his decision that he believed Sona did not act alone in arranging the calls made by someone using the pseudonym “Pierre Poutine.”

Hearn said there was reason to believe that, based on testimony in Sona’s trial, another campaign worker, Andrew Prescott, may have been implicated.

Prescott, however, cannot be charged because he was given an immunity agreement from the Crown in exchange for testimony against Sona — testimony that, ultimately, Hearn found unreliable...

{snippety doo-dah}

Ken Morgan, the campaign manager, has refused to speak to Elections Canada investigators and moved to Kuwait during the nearly three-year investigation. He has not been charged. His current whereabouts are unknown...

This is almost now (i.e. January 2015), according to Scott Tracey writing in the Guelph Mercury:

Ken Morgan, manager of Conservative candidate Marty Burke's infamous campaign and a figure with alleged links to the robocalls scandal, has been spotted in Guelph.

Morgan was seen entering a south-end restaurant Sunday morning. A short time later, fellow Burke campaign worker John White confirmed by telephone his friend is in the area, but would not reveal where Morgan is staying.

Efforts to contact Morgan directly for comment have been unsuccessful and he has not returned messages left with White.

White said late Monday Morgan had gone to Montreal and will be returning to Kuwait, where he teaches English, within days.

It's the first confirmed visit by Morgan to Canada since he moved to Kuwait, in August 2012, at the height of Elections Canada's investigation into the bogus calls which falsely notified thousands of Guelph voters their polling location had moved on election day 2011...


As I said the other day...

The hubris, eh?



North Van's Grumps said...


Conservative Leader Stephen Harper said Sunday if re-elected he would introduce legislation that would make it a criminal offence for Canadians to travel to parts of the world under the control of extremist groups.

Grant G said...

Sean Leslie quit cknw!!!

Sean Leslie would never quit cknw unless he had a ready gig to go to..

Running for CPC?....Going to work for Christy Clark?....Public affairs bureau?

Or an LNG industry pimp like Jas Johal?

I`m guessing the second option, or fourth option

RossK said...


I dunno...I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out folks aren't allowed to go to countries run by anything remotely approaching social democrats...In other words, be careful if you're planning a trip to Athens...And as for Corfu?...Out of the question!



Read somewhere that it was kind of Clarklandian Press Officer job...Which, if I'm not mistaken would likely make it OIC...I'm sure NVG has already got the goods if that's the case.


Grant G said...

No doubt NVG will suss out the papertrail...

Sean Leslie tweeted that he`ll be on air for a few days..

Sean Leslie, despite his quick to jump through the government spin hoops, early on in a scandal Sean Leslie is usually fairy accurate, then he always backs down and echoes the guv spin line...Also, Sean Leslie is very liberal on marijuana and other social issues, and he`s a sometime environmentalist when the topic is warming or melting ice..

Anywho, we ARE in the middle of a federal election and Chorus radio is corporate oriented, they feature Michael Campbell on Saturday, a brutal Harper apologist...

Sean Leslie, since Eckford quit, Sean Leslie has been prominently aired during prime-time drive timeslot...

My question is...Who will replace Sean Leslie, and how far right will they be leaning?