Tory whip Jay Hill emits the government line in his column last Thursday:
I believe it rather timely today, the deadline for Canadians to file their income taxes, to demonstrate how the elections financing dispute between Elections Canada and the Conservative Party is just like a disagreement you may have with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).
All the elements of the great conspiracy theory are in place: everything was legal, no documents were withheld, Elections Canada broke its own rules, and so forth.
What I wonder most about is this statement:
Elections Canada didn’t bother to notify any Conservative officials or their legal team that they wanted additional documents.
Surely EC must have detailed records of exactly what they requested when. If this is a lie, you would think that it is one easily uncovered.