This is no joke. This whole matter of an elected official possibly being bribed is an attack on our democratic institutions, not to mention in light of the circumstances, grossly immoral.
I believe there were Conservatives who broke the law, Stephen Harper corrobrates this, and thus unless he's lying, there were Officials from the Conservative Party who broke the law.
In regards to Stephen Harper, he knew of financial offers to Chuck Cadman. That's a fact. There is evidence readily available to prove this is a fact. In this audio tape Stephen Harper says, and I quote:
"Of the offer to Chuck, it was only to replace financial consideratiions that he could lose in an election."Thus by his own word, Stephen Harper clearly admits that he knew that there was a financial offer between officials from the Conservative Party and an Independent MP Chuck Cadman.
Now in reviewing the Criminal Code, Revised Statutes of Canada, 1985, chapter C-46, as amended, paragraph 119(1 b) which states:
According to the Criminal Code in offering Chuck Cadman "any money" or any "valuable consideration" in exchange for his vote to bring down the Liberal government, the Conservatives that Stephen Harper acknowledges to have offered Cadman financial reimbursement broke the law, clear and simple.
119. (1) Every one is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding fourteen years who:
(a) being the holder of a judicial office, or being a member of Parliament or of the legislature of a province, directly or indirectly, corruptly accepts, obtains, agrees to accept or attempts to obtain, for themselves or another person, any money, valuable consideration, office, place or employment in respect of anything done or omitted or to be done or omitted by them in their official capacity, or
(b) directly or indirectly, corruptly gives or offers to a person mentioned in paragraph (a), or to anyone for the benefit of that person, any money, valuable consideration, office, place or employment in respect of anything done or omitted or to be done or omitted by that person in their official capacity.
As the Prime Minister knew of the offer to Chuck Cadman and indeed admits to talking to the Conservatives who made it, I would call upon the Prime Minister to clarify which particular Conservative Officials made the illegal financial inducement in order to fully enforce the law and to at least attempt to restore the credibility of Members of Parliament.
Furthermore, if Stephen Harper authorized this illegal activity in any way, he would be guilty of indirectly participating and thus vulnerable to similar investigation.