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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Mulroneygate part III: the return of the ketchup

Lately it seems as though I cannot turn on the television without being subjected to more about the Mulroney inquest. It has gone far beyond amusing. I would say to give it a rest, already! but for one single thing: Mulroney's testimony has contradicted his earlier testimony when he sued the Canadian government for libel. At least some of that testimony has been given under oath.

This means that nothing now stands between Mulroney and a charge of perjury. Either during the 1997 hearing or now, Mulroney lied, to the tune of $2.1 million from the taxpayers' pockets.

If we are willing to press charges of perjury and a potential ten years in jail against Guy Lafleur for trying to protect his own son, should we do less for a former leader now known to have lined his own pockets and lied about it under oath?

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