|Yes, we consulted ...|
Here’s one report (my underlining):
Commissioner Paulson says the facts uncovered by investigators – many of which were publicly detailed in a politically explosive search warrant released last fall – simply did not lead to the conclusion of criminal wrongdoing. The ultimate decision to drop the investigation into Mr. Wright was made by the investigative team, he says, adding he was consulted on the matter along with prosecutors.
And here’s another one:
The Public Prosecution Service of Canada says it wasn't consulted before the RCMP decided not to lay charges against Nigel Wright for his role in the Senate expenses scandal.Sect. 16 of the Parliament of Canada Act stipulates it's an indictable offence - punishable by a year imprisonment and a fine of $500 to $2,000 - to offer compensation to a senator in regard to "any claim, controversy, arrest or other matter before the Senate."Wright has admitted he gave $90,000 to Mike Duffy so he could reimburse the Senate for disputed expense claims."The PPSC had no involvement in the Nigel Wright investigation," spokesperson Nathalie Houle said.
Would somebody please clear up the confusion: Was the public prosecutor consulted before a decision was made, or not?