And to think just a few weeks later, one of these three dining companions would be investigating allegations that another had leaked classified information that may have given a temporary boost to the Democratic candidate favoured by the third.
UPDATE (for comment thread non-readers) : Maybe they were too busy discussing drugs to talk politics at all. Specifically, “prescription drug policy on taxation and international shipping”, since Gordon Giffin is a registered lobbyist for the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (patent, not generic drugs, for anyone who follows that sort of thing). (Note – the link goes to his original registration, which was terminated in April, but he re-filed the next day.)
Hospitality Expense – 2008
Lynch, Kevin, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet
Working dinner with Gordon Giffin and Ian Brodie
3 (2 Government of Canada employee(s) and 1 Guest(s))
Catered by Rideau Club