A Secret Trial

A Secret Trial

Brian Mulroney, Stevie Cameron, and the Public Trust

Book - 2004
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In his bestselling Presumed Guilty Kaplan chronicled the corruption charges surrounding the 1988 USD1.8 billion purchase by Air Canada of passenger airplanes from European giant Airbus Industries, concluding that Mulroney had been the victim of a campaign of unfounded allegation and reckless inuendo. In Liar, Liar, Kaplan reveals how he was misled and deceived by both Mulroney and Cameron. Mulroney paid USD300,000 in cash not long after leaving office in circumstances he believed were best kept quiet, subsequently misled Canadians when he testified under oath about his relationship with German middle man Karlheinz Schrieber and then tried to suppress the story in the media. most sacred commandments and in 1995 became a confidential informant for the RCMP. Kaplan finally sets the record straight about the Airbus affair and reveals the culture of court secrecy that Mulroney and Cameron manipulated for their own use. Kaplan's thrilling page-turner is bookended by incisive commentaries by Jack Granatstein and Norman Spector. They delve into the major themes of Liar, Liar - a cautionary tale starring two of Canada's most prominent public figures - and offer tantalizing perspectives on one the most controversial events in recent Canadian history.
Publisher: Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, c2004.
ISBN: 9780773528468
0773528466
Branch Call Number: 971. 0647 KAP
Characteristics: ix, 245 p. : ill., ports.

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johnsankey
Mar 25, 2014

A detailed lawyer's description of some of the legal ins and outs of the payments to Mulroney by the grease-money dispenser of Airbus and others. No one involved comes off well, but the worst hit is to Canada's legal system. It's appalling that such a travesty of democracy can take place in our country.

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