Bruce Carson received a top level “secret” clearance to work in the Prime Minister’s Office, but he never disclosed his 1990 fraud convictions to top political staff, according to Ian Brodie, a former chief of staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
The RCMP should investigate the activities and relationships around Bruce Carson, a former confidante of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and his escort turned fiancee to ensure no sensitive information flowed from pillow talk to criminal or foreign elements, according to two former agents with the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.
Meet the reporters who broke the story and how a duct taped box delivered in a gas station parking lot began a chain of events that shook Canada’s political establishment.
When Tom Flanagan, a former advisor to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, wrote his book about the Conservative’s rise to power, he never mentioned Bruce Carson, and the omission left a lasting sore spot.
Days before the RCMP were called in by the Prime Minister’s Office to investigate, Bruce Carson planned to enlist another political heavy-weight to clear the “log-jam” in the Indian Affairs bureaucracy he believed was stymieing his efforts to land First Nations water contracts for an Ottawa-based company that had a deal with his escort fiance.
Days before Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn Atleo announced in Winnipeg he would be pushing to abolish the Indian Act, he received a telephone call from Bruce Carson, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s former aide and friend.
A former senior advisor to Prime Minister Stephen Harper was lobbying Indian Affairs to land water contracts potentially worth millions of dollars for an Ottawa-based water company that employed his fiancee who was an escort.