Ottawa Citizen editorial, The Steady Drip of Troubling Facts:
This is not a good day for the prime minister and our democracy. Here we
have high government officials conspiring to fix a Senate inquiry, and a
chief of staff accused of fraud and bribery from his efforts to protect
a prime minister who, it seems, might have known more than he has
admitted. The steady drip of facts is indeed a torture — a torture the
prime minister has the power to end, by telling Canadians the whole
story. But that is not the prime minister’s style. We may have to wait
for the courts to tell us what really happened — or a judicial inquiry.
Whether anyone was guilty of a crime or not, the prime minister bears
moral responsibility for leading an office that has tried to undermine
the independence of the Senate and inappropriately influence the
behaviour of parliamentarians.