Friday, October 28, 2005

FAQ 2f. Who is Joe Volpe and how is he involved?

Joe Volpe is the Liberal MP for the Toronto area riding of Eglington-Lawrence and Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. His involvement in the Grewal affair began when he criticized Grewal for introducing an independent bonding scheme for visitors visas and referring the matter to the RCMP and Ethics Commissioner. (On the bonding scheme, see .)

In his taped conversations with Murphy and Dosanjh, Grewal mentions Volpe several times, demanding that Volpe apologize as a way of opening the door to further negotiations.

Suggestions that Murphy had promised to get Volpe to interfere in the RCMP investigation are based on tampered tapes.

Wikipedia entry for Joe Volpe

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