WHY DO WE NEED A PUBLIC INQUIRY?

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?

3 Comments »

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    Tony Kondaks Says:

    I am convinced that Brian Mulroney got away with both income tax evasion and money-laundering. Instead of coming clean, he weasled, lied, and manipulated himself out of real jail time. Wrong move. Had he admitted his wrong-doing, yes, he would have initially evoked alot of anger and backlash from Canadians. But they would have soon forgotten and forgiven (hey, taxes are oppressively high in Canada and everyone would have empathized with him, winked and chuckled, and say “ha-ha, he got caught”) and we all would have moved on with our lives. But now he will always be known as a crook and his reputation will never be the same.

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    Paul Costopoulos Says:

    Neil,
    I don’t such a thing as a “special prosecutor with subpoena power” exists in Canadian law. A judicial inquiry presided by a judge, yes. However in this case I figure it would be wasted money. Let’s have a full and unimpeded police inquiry…not by the RCMP though, our Mounties, unfortunately have lost all credibility.
    Tony says Mulroney and Schreiber are crooks. Well I once read that a crook is he who steals 1 ooo$. He who steals several hundred thousand dollars is a wily financier.

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