So, the RCMP has been cleared of accusations of having played politics in the 2006 election by announcing their investigation into a spike in trading of income trusts prior to then-finance minister Ralph Goodale’s announcement that there would be no change to the taxation of income trusts.
As many have rightly said, the RCMP would have faced perhaps worse criticism if they had hidden their investigation until after the election. Police can't be conducting secret investigations in a democracy.
So that's one chapter closed. But another question is still unanswered: who was the civil servant or Liberal political staffer that the RCMP had been ready to charge as the leaker?