Kerr doesn't mince words while dissecting Brison's "defence" of his conduct:
Ignorance of any law is no excuse, but Brison's coy BlackBerry winking is especially baffling. As an ex-investment banker, he couldn't possibly be unaware of selective disclosure laws. One can't imagine what prompted him to send such messages. Perhaps the thrill of having a secret was too much for him.
Brison maintains that he didn't know anything. But he's made terrible decisions--the first one, when he sent the e-mail. His subsequent attempts to avoid blame are worse than his initial mistake. And to think I supported this guy for leader of the PC Party of Canada.