A joint investigation by the Globe and Mail and Radio-Canada is alleging that a member of the Prime Minister's Office and a Conservative fundraiser directly interfered in a pair of political dossiers.That Conservative fundraiser referenced there is Housakos. The first allegation of political interference by Housakos had to do with a real estate developer engaged in a lawsuit with Public Works:
The report says Soudas directly intervened on behalf of Rosdev Group, a Montreal real estate developer currently embroiled in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit with the Public Works Department over the management of two office buildings that house thousands of civil servants.Secondly:
The report also says Leo Housakos, a longtime Tory supporter and party organizer in Quebec, also intervened directly with the Public Works Department.
The report also says that Soudas was present during a meeting between Housakos and an unnamed military contractor looking for an edge in bidding with the government.A bit more here on that latter story.
And less than a year after all that news, Housakos was appointed to the Senate by Harper.
Just a bit of backdrop for you as the present conflict of interest allegations circulate on Conservative Senator Housakos' employer receiving federal stimulus funds.