Monday, June 13, 2005

FAQ 5c. Was Grewal involved in the editing?

Clearly the tapes have been edited. But who did it?

According to the Conservative press release of the June 2 (sometimes called the suicide note),
Mr. Grewal provided the Office of the Leader of the Opposition with all of the tapes he had. They were loaded onto a computer to create a master file.
This clearly implies that the work on the tape was done in Harper's office.

Who did it there? Clearly Grewal was involved. This can be deduced from the fact that at the beginning of the edited tape (31 May), Grewal's voice is heard saying:
"Meeting with Mr. Ujjal Dosanjh (Health Minister) and Mr. Tim Murphy (Chief of Staff in the Prime Minister of Canada's Office) on May 17th, Tuesday, at 1:00 pm." (click)
At the beginning of the unedited tape (the one released June 2), however, is dead air. (You will not find this in the transcripts--you have to listen to the tapes to hear it.) Since the June 2 clip is what Grewal gave to Harper, the voice-over can only have been added in the editing process in Harper's office. And since it is Grewal's voice, he had to be there.

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