The Canada Revenue Agency says a prominent Ottawa lobbyist and federal Liberal party strategist has been sentenced to house arrest and fined $396,259 for income tax evasion. The agency says Herb Metcalfe was given a conditional sentence of two years less a day, including 12 months house arrest, plus the fine, which equaled the taxes evaded. The court was told that Metcalfe received payments and benefits from 2002 to 2006 totaling $1,366,411 that he did not report on his personal income tax returns.
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