In his report on Schreiber-Mulroney David Johnston gave several options including skipping a public inquiry. But the Harper government has decided to push on with a full public inquiry.
Note, however, this inquiry will not begin for months, will cost millions of dollars and will go over much of the same ground that is now being covered by the Parliamentary committee which will begin sitting again in a few weeks.
And what will this multi-millionaire public inquiry be about? Basically, it will examine a money deal between two private citizens that went wrong. Are Canadians interested in that? I don’t think so.
And months and millions later when the inquiry concludes what will we know? We’ll know that one or both of these men are crooks. It’s my impression Canadians have made up their minds on that matter already.
It’s not too late for Harper to appoint a special prosecutor with supbena powers to get to the bottom of this thing in jig time.
Why doesn’t he do it?