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An invitation to appear

My e-vite from the Commons Ethics Committee arrived yesterday: Good Afternoon Ms. Cameron,I am contacting you on behalf of the Standing Committee on Access to Information Privacy and Ethics. The Committee would like to invite you to appear as a witness regarding the Mulroney Airbus Settlement on the 29th on January from 3:30 to 5:30Continue Reading

Two good columns on Mulroney-Schreiber

I haven’t posted anything on this blog for a while; instead, I have been standing back reading what others are saying. Here are a couple of terrific pieces on the upcoming inquiries by Geoff Stevens, who was the Globe and Mail’s Ottawa columnist for many years before moving to Toronto as the paper’s managing editor.Continue Reading

Turns out, it was all my fault

I’ve just had a chance to read some of the letters Karlheinz Schreiber wrote to Brian Mulroney over the last year; letters that were attached to the affidavit he filed in court. As the months wore on with no response from his old friend, Schreiber’s tone grew angrier and more frantic. He could not believeContinue Reading

How they spent the money

Well, they spent it the same way you or I probably would if we had a nice windfall of a few hundred thousand or a million or two: they spent it on a place. A getaway. A holiday home. Once Karlheinz Schreiber started splitting up the millions of dollars in secret commissions paid by Airbus,Continue Reading

Stepping down to private life

In January, 1993 Brian and Mila Mulroney were the talk of Palm Beach, Florida. Mulroney, folks were saying, had offered $40,000 to one local resident to rent his house for the month; he and Mila ended up renting the home of a local millionaire and started to house-hunt themselves, looking at houses on Island DriveContinue Reading

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