Last week I revealed that many of the investigators hired by Elections Canada to investigate the robocalls case have made donations to the Liberals and Bloc Quebecois. These donations, anywhere from an individual donating $300 to an entire firm donating $12,660, demonstrate clear and decisive support for a political party - at the very time when neutrality and non-partisanship are essential to conducting a fair and balanced investigation.
And Elections Canada agrees.
Anyone conducting business or contracting with Elections Canada is subject to their Procurement and Contracting Guide (Version 1, September 1, 2011).
Included in that Guide is this section (emphasis added):
13.6 Political Partisanship
I can't think of any circumstance where political neutrality is more essential than when Elections Canada is investigating another political party for supposed potential crimes which could carry significant fines and/or jail time.