Grewal: Harper approved of taping and orchestrated its end
As noted, Grewal has given an interview to the Surrey Leader, a community paper serving Surrey and North Delta. For the whole story, see here
Perhaps the most striking new point in the interview is Grewal's statement that Harper knew of the taping, approved of it, and decided when to bring the taping to an end.
Once he began taping the conversations, he says, he informed Conservative leader Stephen Harper, who approved the ongoing efforts.
He said he stopped short of trying to tape prime minister Paul Martin. "We didn't want to damage the reputation of the country, so we decided not to tape the prime minister," he said. "Mr. Harper said, 'Gurmant, I think we end it there now.' "