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Note to PVL: Apparently, it’s “Bring Former Prime Ministers Back to the Hill Week”


 

Funny you should mention the whole as-yet-nonexistent public inquiry into the Mulroney/Schreiber affair, Colleague Wells.
Tomorrow afternoon the Ethics committee will debate the following motion, put forward by the one and only Pat Martin:


Due to the absence of any action by the Government to establish and begin the Public Commission of Inquiry into the Mulroney-Schreiber Affair I move that the Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics recall Brian Mulroney to appear before the committee to answer supplementary questions and provide further details in relation to the third report of the committee Presented to the House on February 29, 2008 and the study undertaken by the committee giving rise to the report.

But that’s not all — apparently, there is a second motion on the table to investigate the in and out scandal, and whether the alleged illegitimate election advertising expenses meet the ethical standards expected of public office holders. Anyway, y’all can probably guess how your committee liveblogger will be spending her Thursday afternoon.


 

Note to PVL: Apparently, it’s “Bring Former Prime Ministers Back to the Hill Week”

  1. This whole colleague thing sounds so creepy, it’s one step removed from comrade in my mind… it was more amusing when he was the Paris bureau :P

  2. I just can’t help myself. It makes me feel so — collegial!

  3. “Anyway, y’all can probably guess how your committee liveblogger will be spending her Thursday afternoon.”

    Watching Ethics get added to the list of committees that have ground to a halt?

  4. I am forever optimistic that democracy and common sense will bloom at committee. It’s what keeps me sane.

  5. The way I see it, these days your hopes and my prediction aren’t really all that opposed to each other.

  6. Draft. Would it not be nicer or better perhaps if our elected officials called witnesses that could help to show where there might be documentation in regard to any suspected wrongdoing in government? And if these officials provided these witnesses with the help to appear in trust and goodwill? So that we might all learn more about the whole truth in to how government may be operated at times? Where is all that help for whistleblowers and victims that some many talked about? After all where there may be wrongdoing, are there not perhaps victim(s)? And what then might be the value of the damages that were done to Canada, to victims? After all if any small average Canadian did what some are suggesting some have done what might some officials have done to them? We need a reform of the arbitrary system where we wonder what is really going on and who is benefitting do we not? We need less of the finger pointing and more documented truths? Thoughts in goodwill to help pursue more justice from a saddened native Canadian….

  7. One word: Polygraph

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