In the fiscal equivalent of a Ford Bronco slow speed car chase, Lying Brian Mulroney admitted to Revenue Canada that he lied about his taxable income five years prior to the tune of, get this, $300,000! Even highly successful Quebec based lawyers would notice that kind of income.
Brian Mulroney is the Richard Hatch of Canadian politics. He payed back Revenue Canada after, way after, getting a 2.4 million dollar settlement after suing the government for ruining his reputation because the RCMP sent a request for information letter to the Swiss Government. The letter was released to the media by Mulroney's PR firm/crony Luc Lavoie.
The best defence is a good offence, as the saying goes, but come on! Not only did Mulroney run a serious risk of having the $300,000 income spike noticed during the trial, he also managed to purger himself in court. Isn't that a criminal offence?
According to Stevie Cameron's book On the Take: Crime, Corruption and Greed in the Mulroney Years, Brian Mulroney was notorious for meddling in the business of crown corporations. Did he influence the purchase of Airbuses vs Boeings? I'm very tempted to say "yes", but I'm worried Brian Mulroney will try the glove and successfully claim that it doesn't fit.
I was recently asked in an Angus Reid online survey if I believed the justice systems treats everybody equally. The survey also asked about corruption (and, oddly, what I thought if Ikea).
Clearly there was corruption in the Canadian government during Brian Mulroney's tenure as Prime Minister. But just like OJ, Brian Mulroney is innocent of any wrongdoing.