Ottawa

If you've got nothing to hide

Stephen Maher connects various dots in the G8 Legacy Fund affair and lays down a challenge for the Conservatives.

“Rules were broken,” says interim Auditor General John Wiersema. “Lawyers could have an interesting debate as to whether any laws were broken.” He said there was no point in further audits. “I’m not convinced that more audit work is what’s called for here. I believe this is now a matter for Parliament to deal with.”

If the government takes the auditor general’s advice and lets a committee look into this mess, we may find out where the money went and Clement may be cleared. If, on the other hand, the government shuts it down, there will be no reason to have any faith in Clement’s competence or judgment.