Police search of Calgary candidate’s business related to 2017 UCP leadership race
Undated image of Peter Singh, the UCP candidate in Calgary-East, whose auto repair business in SE Calgary was searched by RCMP on April 11, 2019
Published Tuesday, April 16, 2019 6:27PM MDT
The lawyer of a Calgary UCP candidate whose business was searched last week has confirmed the warrant was connected to the party’s 2017 leadership contest.
Calgary-East candidate Peter Singh’s auto-repair shop was searched by RCMP last Thursday.
A computer was among the items that were seized by Mounties, though Singh said everything has been returned.
His lawyer, Jim Lutz, confirmed to CTV News on Tuesday the search was related to the UCP’s 2017 leadership contest. The conservative party faces allegations of running a “kamikaze” campaign to defeat Leader Jason Kenney’s opponent, Brian Jean, and of committing voter fraud with fake emails.
The RCMP are investigating the former allegation.
“I’ve learned nothing more than what I’ve read in the media,” he told reporters.