The CBC has reported that the staffer did it. When offering his resignation he said:
Neither my superiors in the Office of the Leader of the Opposition nor the leader of the Opposition was aware that I had done so.
The article goes on to say that:
Lippert, a former policy analyst for economic think-tank the Fraser Institute, has announced his resignation from his current position working in the Conservative campaign headquarters.
A former analyst for the Fraser Intitute. Shocking given the quality of research over there. The irony of it all.