DEFENCE MINISTER PETER MACKAY stands during Question Period 14 Feb 12. Documents obtained by the Toronto Star show that CF staff were ordered by the government to comb through aircraft flight records to gather information on Liberal MP Scott Simms who attacked MacKay last September over the Ministers use of a search and rescue helicopter after a fishing trip in Newfoundland.

"Found it," wrote Maj. Byron Johnson, in an email to Air Force headquarters.

The email then lays out how Simms “flew with the … crew for almost the whole day,” and that a “fax is on the way.”

The response from Air Force headquarters was: “Great work by the (squadron operations) staff on such short notice … just to give you a taste of life in Ottawa!!”


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