Inquiry into Brian Mulroney's dealings with Karlheinz Shreiber begins today

Today, a public inquiry begins into former prime minister Brian Mulroney's dealings with German businessman Karlheinz Schreiber.

The inquiry commissioner, Manitoba Justice Jeffrey Oliphant, will focus on money that Schreiber gave to Mulroney, who retired from federal politics in 1993.

In 2007, Mulroney told a Commons ethics committee that he received $225,000 in three payments after he left office.

Mulroney said this was for doing international consulting work for Thyssen, a German maker of armoured vehicles. Mulroney kept the money in a safe in his home, and declared the income in 1999 and paid tax on it.

Schreiber claims he gave the former prime minister $300,000. Schreiber is facing extradition to Germany  for bribery and tax fraud.  




Mar 30, 2009 at 11:34pm

Is it too much to hope for an eventual criminal prosecution of Mulroney on corruption and perjury charges? Given the result of Mulroney selling Canada out to US interests it would be sweet revenge to see this lying windbag wind up somewhere that would necessitate he keep his proctologist very busy earning boxcars of Magnums of Cristal and new Maybach Limos (with solid gold Bugatti engines) in different colours for each day of the week.