OK, there's this:
... a Conservative assistant at the committee denied the party instructed potential witnesses to stay away.
"It did not, absolutely not," said Yaroslav Baran, chief of staff to government whip Jay Hill.
But hark! What ho?
The Conservative party advised former candidates and their agents not to testify at a Commons committee inquiry into questionable election expenses in the so-called "in-and-out" scheme, MPs were told Monday.
This is just going to get better, isn't it?
P.S. And as for that loud-mouthed jerkwad Doug Finley (emphasis added):
Doug Finley, who ran the Tories' election campaign, surprised committee members by showing up two days before he was scheduled to appear - in what seemed to be an orchestrated attempt to create controversy.
Finley then stunned MPs by ignoring requests from Szabo to leave and return for his scheduled appearance Wednesday. Szabo eventually ordered in Commons security guards who escorted Finley from the room.
The show of defiance by Finley, who insisted he was unable to take time out of his work week Wednesday, overshadowed testimony from former Tory candidates who did appear at the hearing.
Here's a thought -- would anyone in the vicinity care to track Mr. Finley's activities this Wednesday and let us know just how gosh-darned swamped he is with work that day? I mean, it would be just a wee bit embarrassing if, after all that sound and fury, he spends the day out on the links or something.
Mind you, I'm not asking you to stalk him or anything. Well, OK, sure, that's exactly what I'm asking you to do. Feel free to take pictures. After all, that's the Blogging Tory thing to do.
BONUS TRACK: Some good reading here.
OH, FRABJOUS UPPITY DATE! Let the weaselly evasion begin. I love the idea that representatives of Canada's "law and order" party seem so comfortable contemptuously flouting the law.