I'm not sure this dog and pony show is turning out exactly the way Stephane Dion envisioned.
Meanwhile, the Ontario Court of Appeal has agreed to release Mr. Schreiber on $1.31-million bail. CBC News is reporting that former Liberal cabinet minister Marc Lalonde is among those posting bail, as is Mr. Schreiber and his wife, Barbel.So that's what some Liberals were gibbering about recently... when they said they wanted "a focused inquiry."
Liberal cabinet heavyweight André Ouellet waged an intense backroom fight in the mid-1990s to rescue the project, according to federal documents obtained by The Globe.
I'm trying to imagine possible headlines later this week...
"Can we just dig up 'some' of the bodies?", pleads Dion.**********
UPDATE: Globe and Mail's schizophrenic coverage
"Karlheinz Schreiber says he never talked to Brian Mulroney about money while the former prime minister was still in office, although the pair agreed to work together on future business, he told a parliamentary committee."But what's this further down the page?
"Mr. Schreiber alleges that he struck a financial deal with the former prime minister while Mr. Mulroney was still in office."Make up your mind, willya?
LAST WORD: Steffi... keep diggin... please
Yesterday's testimony Mr. Schreiber mentioned three bank accounts yesterday - the Frankfurt account, the Britan account and the Mark account.Marc Lalonde, who apparently "forgot" to register as a lobbyist, replies...
The Marc account, Mr. Schreiber said, was for Marc Lalonde, a former Liberal cabinet minister who is on retainer as his lawyer, dispensing friendly advice more than legal services. Mr. Lalonde helped post bail for Mr. Schreiber in 2000 and again yesterday.
In testimony before a Commons committee on Tuesday, Mr. Schreiber said that one of a Swiss bank account containing $500,000 — one of the accounts associated with Airbus "grease money" — was earmarked for Mr. Lalonde.
Mr. Lalonde said in an e-mail Tuesday that he doesn’t know why that might be.
"As to the $500,000 account you refer to, I have no knowledge what kinds of accounts he maintained and under what name," he said.
"I can only repeat that bills were sent; they were sent by my former firm under my signature and they were regularly paid to the firm. I can say, however, that the total never amounted to $500,000."