STATEMENT BY OWEN LIPPERT
OTTAWA – Statement by Owen Lippert:
“Since the beginning of the election campaign, I have been employed by the Conservative Party of Canada at Conservative Campaign Headquarters.
“In 2003, I worked in the Office of the Leader of the Opposition. I was tasked with – and wrote – a speech for the then Leader of the Opposition. Pressed for time, I was overzealous in copying segments of another world leader’s speech. Neither my superiors in the Office of the Leader of the Opposition nor the Leader of the Opposition was aware that I had done so.
“I apologize to all involved and have resigned my position from the Conservative campaign.”
Update II. This can’t possibly be the same Owen Lippert who once wrote a book entitled “Competitive strategies for the protection of intellectual property.” Er, can it?