Tonight in Guergis

CTV gets the private investigator’s side of the story.

Helena Guergis, the former minister of state for the status of women, was expelled from caucus and is being investigated by RCMP over allegations of partying with cocaine and prostitutes, CTV News has learned. Private investigator Derek Snowdy says Guergis lost her Tory post after he informed a Conservative Party lawyer of those allegations, CTV’s Robert Fife reported Wednesday night.

Snowdy had been conducting a 19-month probe into the affairs of Nazim Gillani and his business partner, former CFL player Mike Mihelic, when he learned of purported illicit behaviour by Guergis and her husband, former Tory MP Rahim Jaffer … Gilliani boasted that he had cellphone photos of Guergis and Jaffer “partying” with cocaine and high-priced hookers, Snowdy said … It has not been confirmed that Gillani said those comments or that he had the cellphone photos, but it was those allegations that caused Harper to act.

The government operations committee has called Mr. Jaffer and Ms. Guergis to testify during hearings into federal funding for renewable energy. Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty cites “missteps” in Mr. Jaffer’s case. Ontario Provincial Police chief Julian Fantino commends the work of his officers on that case.

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