A straight answer

Momentarily setting aside questions about what amount of investigation was conducted by Dean Del Mastro or the Conservative party to arrive at this finding, it is worth noting that Mr. Del Mastro did deviate from his prepared text this afternoon to offer the following.

Joyce Murray. Mr. Speaker, Eduardo Harari lives in the riding of York Centre. Last election he got a phone call asking if he would be voting Conservative. He said no. Later he got a call, claiming to be from Elections Canada, saying his voting station had been moved to a location on Wilson Avenue, which turned out to be a vacant lot. Can the government categorically deny that anyone associated with the Conservative campaign had any role in fraudulently misdirecting Mr. Harari?

Dean Del Mastro. Once again, Mr. Speaker, I can categorically deny that.