Backers of Ontario Conservative candidate used leaked police records to smear party rival, new report reveals - 2020-01-07

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F49.png Backers of Ontario Conservative candidate used leaked police records to smear party rival, new report reveals January 7, 2020, Tom Blackwell, National Post

Supporters of a Progressive Conservative candidate in the last Ontario election helped run a smear campaign against a party rival using leaked police documents, with the politician's business partner caught on video mailing out the records, a watchdog agency has revealed.

The latest report on the incident from Ontario's Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) serves up more startling details of the law-enforcement-aided scheme, including the involvement of people around Tory candidate Harjit Jaswal.

Jaswal — who denies taking part in the campaign to discredit Nick Gahunia — lost the race for Brampton Centre to New Democrat Sara Singh by just 89 votes in the June 2018 election.

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