Bruce Carson influence-peddling case adjourned to Oct. 1

OTTAWA — The influence-peddling case of a former aide to Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be back in an Ottawa court next month.

OTTAWA — The influence-peddling case of a former aide to Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be back in an Ottawa court next month.

Bruce Carson was charged in July.

An RCMP release issued at the time said very little, other than Carson was alleged to have accepted a commission for a third party in connection with a business matter relating to the government.

The police investigation of Carson started in March, 2011 when the Prime Minister’s Office contacted the Mounties with allegations that Carson had illegally lobbied the federal government on behalf of a company that employed his girlfriend.

Carson’s lawyer, Patrick McCann, made a brief appearance in court today, where the case was quickly adjourned to Oct. 1.

McCann had little to say to reporters after he left the courtroom.

“I’m surprised, really, that it got this far,” he said, “because I of what I know of the facts.”

He refused to elaborate.

Carson, 66, was one of the more experienced hands in Harper’s generally young government when it came to power in 2006 — he left the PMO in 2008.




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Bruce Carson influence-peddling case adjourned to Oct. 1

  1. As well as Bruce Carson a many times convicted criminal, working for Harper. There were also two Americans Wenzel and Parker, who directly participated in 14 Conservative campaigns. Elections Canada had suddenly said, they can’t chase Harper’s robo-calls into the U.S. This is while we have, U.S. police permitted to operate in Canada. While we have, the U.S. interfering in our Canadians elections.

    There is more than Quebec not liking Harper’s Canada. This country is a cesspool of corruption. Canadians are really fed up with Harper’s, lies, deceit, corruption, thefts, dirty tactics, dirty politics and most of all, his cheating to win. People are saying, this isn’t Canada anymore anyhow.

    Citizens are really angry at Harper, for selling Canada out to Communist China. Other country’s are escorting China out of their lands. China is showing their aggression around the globe. Harper has that country, right in our own backyard. A country that hacked into other country’s secret files. A country that sold infected electronic components to country’s. U.S. missiles and other weapons, were found to have infected component’s, purchased from China.

    China is far worse a threat, than Iran. I haven’t heard Iran threatening Canada. Unless I missed that piece of news.

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