Mulroney hid payments to preserve his "good name"

The former PM says the Airbus allegations left scars

Former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney told the Oliphant inquiry he kept his business dealings with Karlheinz Schreiber secret because he was afraid they might lead to corruption allegations like those from the Airbus affair. “The enormity of those events scarred me and my family for life,” Mulroney said. Though he insists none the payments he received from Schreiber were improper, Mulroney did acknowledge that taking $225,000 in cash-stuffed envelopes wasn’t the best way to do business. “Inadequately documented arrangements are inappropriate for former public office holders.”
The Canadian Press

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