Tuesday, May 17, 2005

May 17, 2005: Harper learns of Grewal's tapes

In a story about reactions to the Grewal affair, the Hill Times reports:
Mr. Harper in a scrum after a caucus meeting on June 1 told the reporters that he became aware of the existence of the tapes on Tuesday, May 17 when he had a telephone conversation with Mr. Grewal. According to the dates of the tapes released, Mr. Grewal kept on recording the conversations with the senior Liberals on May 17, 18 and 19.

Geoff Norquay, director of communications to Mr. Harper last week refused to comment whether Mr. Grewal had permission from his leader to record those conversations after he was informed on May 17.

"No comment,"said Mr. Norquay.