Thursday, November 29, 2007

Harrington Lake

Karlheinz Schreiber says that when Mulroney was visiting Harper at Harrington Lake last year, Mulroney discussed Schreiber's situation with Harper and gave him a letter from Schreiber. Harper denies the allegation.

Today I heard a lot of pundits opining that it was impossible that Mulroney could have done this because it would have been impolite to raise business in a family social gathering. Words like "preposterous" were used.

In what world do these pundits live? When two prime ministers get together, even with their wives and kids and even at the beach, the guys are going to go off together for a time and talk business. There is nothing impolite about it. (What they talk about it anyone's guess.)

In the months to come we need far, far better commentary on the Schreiber-Mulroney inquiry. Today's commentary was shabby, riddled with inaccuracies, and heavily slanted.


1 comment:

CuriosityCat said...

Schreiber said under oath that he was told (without mentioning when, how or by whom) the "outcome" of the Harper-Mulroney meeting at Harrington Lake.

Schreiber's details on this point are numerous: references to the court, to the minister of Justice, and to his understanding of what might happen to his extradition order as a result of the Harper-Mulroney meeting.

The Ethics Committee needs to penetrate this smoke to see if there is indeed a fire at Harrington Lake.

The Committee will need plenty more details if they are to be in a position to cross-examine Mulroney adequately about what happened at Harrington Lake.