PI has no evidence on Guergis - Macleans.ca

PI has no evidence on Guergis

But investigator says his information led to her removal from the Conservative party


Testifying before the House of Commons government operations committee, Derrick Snowdy, a private investigator who was looking into Nazim Gillani, the business partner of Helena Guergis’ husband, on behalf of investors, says he has no evidence against the former minister who was kicked out of the Conservative caucus. “I have nothing—I have no evidence, or no information, with respect to conduct of Ms. Guergis in my possession or knowledge,” he said. Snowdy was hired by investors worried that Gillani, a Toronto businessman, was defrauding them. He witnessed Guergis and Jaffer eating with the businessman, and went to the Conservative party to warn them about the relationship, which resulted in the ousting of Guergis on April 9. “Mr. Jaffer is Mr. Gillani’s business partner. They are in a business relationship. So this is an issue of optics,” he testified. “When the minister for the status of women is dining in a restaurant with a man awaiting trial on serious crimes and with a history of serious criminal activity, and an escort … how would the Hill here have responded to that photograph or that video showing up?”

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