Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Lyin' Brian - we want our money back!

Analysis: Bad day for Brian Mulroney is good day for Liberals - thestar.com

OTTAWA—Thirteen years ago, the federal Liberal government handed over
$2 million and an apology to former prime minister Brian Mulroney for
damage done to his reputation.

Now, in the wake of a damning report on the cloudy business
dealings of Mulroney and the now-imprisoned German lobbyist Karlheinz
Schreiber, Liberals want their money back. Or, more correctly, they
think Canadians should get their money back.

“Mr. Mulroney received a $2.1 million settlement from Canadians
after he claimed, under oath, that he had no business relationship with
Karlheinz Schreiber. Justice Oliphant called Mr. Mulroney’s excuses
‘patently absurd,’ ” Liberal MP Siobhan Cody said in the Commons on

“Will the government immediately launch legal proceedings to
recover the $2.1 million and launch a broader inquiry to finally get to
the bottom of the Airbus affair?”

Not while Conservatives are in power.

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