Stephen Harper seen here campaigning for Saulie Zajdel back in 2011.
Saulie didn't win but he did go on to become a political aide to then Canadian Heritage Minister James Wilfred Moore where he used his six-digit taxpayer-funded job in Moore’s office to undermine Liberal MP Irwin Cotler, the candidate who had defeated him in the election.
Campaign Research helped out with that.
Here Harper and Zajdel share a moment over brown paper bags.
Not many Conservative politicians have the chutzpah to be photo-opped with a prop like brown paper bags ever since former PM Muldoon successfully sued Canada for $2.1 M for even mentioning them.
CBC, yesterday : Saulie Zajdel pleads guilty to corruption charges for real estate deal
"He had faced charges of bribery, breach of trust, fraud and corruption.Zajdel's lawyer, Jeffrey Boro, told CBC News pleading guilty was a difficult decision for his client.
"Mr. Zajdel has decided to turn the page, close that part of his life and move on," he said.
He received a suspended sentence and was ordered to perform 240 hours of community service and donate $10,000 to a charity."It was a difficult decision but Mr. Zajdel has decided to turn the page, close that part of his life and move on...
Yeah, quite a lot of that going around ...
.Brown bag photo h/t : Robert Jensen2 via Holly Stick in old comments.