The leadership race for one of Canada's federal parties is heating up. Erin O'Toole and Peter MacKay are vying to be the Conservative Party leader and one is accusing the other of stealing campaign strategy from Zoom calls. O'Toole has filed a complaint about it with three police forces.
On Twitter, Conservative MP and leadership hopeful Erin O'Toole posted a statement accusing Peter MacKay's campaign team of stealing from him.
Apparently, confidential campaign data was stolen including Zoom calls, campaign strategy video conferences and video meetings with members of the Conservative party from all over Canada.
The campaign team for O'Toole launched an investigation after finding out that their systems were hacked earlier in the week.
According to the accusations, Jamie Lall, a senior campaign organizer with MacKay, got confidential login information on June 5.
Then apparently downloads happened on six days over a two week period from Toronto and Calgary.
O'Toole has called on MacKay's team to return the stolen data, delete it and fire anyone involved in the alleged theft.
Now O'Toole's campaign has filed a complaint with the RCMP, OPP and Toronto Police that also requests for an investigation to be done about what happened.
Statement: https://t.co/mKQfamIj5g— Erin O'Toole (@Erin O'Toole) 1592622282.0
Lall, who was directly named in the accusations, responded to O'Toole's tweet about it.
"Not a single word of this is true," he said on Twitter.
He even put a bunch of laughing emojis after it.
MacKay hasn't responded to these allegations himself yet.
Not a single word of this is true 😂😂😂 https://t.co/KwHSK0B0Zt— Jamie LaLL (@Jamie LaLL) 1592629654.0
Derek Sloan and Leslyn Lewis are also in the leadership race along with O'Toole and MacKay.
The election for it has been postponed but the candidates have taken part in debates including a French one where none of the participants spoke the language fluently.
Back in December, Andrew Scheer announced that he would be stepping down as leader of the Conservative Party.