The Leaker of the 1997 Harper speech
Is none other than Alex Munter who is a close friend of Brian Guest, one of Prime Minister Paul Martin's closest advisers!
Alex Munter is a former Ottawa city councillor and well-known gay rights activist who may be running for Mayor of Ottawa. The Canadian Press learned that Munter was in Vancouver with the Liberal team, working with Martin on debate preparations.
Any of these Munter quotes sound familiar?
"I am not a card-carrying member of any political party.The Liberal party was not a factor in my letting CP know about this story. I wasn't calling on behalf of the Liberal party, I was calling on my own and it was up to CP whether it ran the story or not.''
Asked who found the speech for him? "He is a Liberal.''
In its simplest terms, the Liberals used a third party to put a buffer between them and a story that was unflattering to the Conservative leader.