Kennedy says that the allegations are "totally baseless".
He must be referring to the following from Kay's editorial:
Among veteran Liberal insiders, it is believed that the several hundred Sikh convention delegates Bains and his allies led into the Dion camp (via Gerard Kennedy) came with a price: an end to the investigative powers contained in the Anti-Terrorism Act, which was opposed for predictable reasons by various Sikh, Tamil and Muslim organizations.
Well, I would welcome a house-cleaning here. Let's get it all in the open. How about we have an inquiry?
Jack's Newswatch has also picked this up. He has a great analysis of his own as well, "Raising Public Awareness".
...It was only after a caucus committee meeting on Feb. 5 that he learned the new leader had decreed "a 180 degree reversal'' of the Liberal stance on the issue.
"Under no circumstances did I expect that it would be anything but a formality and, yes, we'll support the extension . . . To me it was a total shock,'' Wappel said.
Having recommended renewal of the measures in the sub-committee report, Wappel said he had no choice but to support the government motion.
"I have to stand by what I wrote in October. Otherwise I can't live with myself.''