When he was still finance minister, Paul Martin was one of three cabinet ministers who intervened to make sure that a Toronto ad agency wouldn't lose its lucrative government contracts if it was to be sold to a foreign conglomerate, the Gomery inquiry has been told.Now I can't say that I'm terribly surprised by all of this since Martin has never troubled himself to explain his supposed ignorance about this entire scam.
The startling claim linking the prime minister to the Adscam scandal was made at the inquiry headed by Mr. Justice John Gomery by Chuck Guité, the former head of the federal sponsorship program.
Mr. Guité's testimony last week was under publication ban until Judge Gomery lifted the embargo Wednesday. A Quebec Superior Court judge temporarily placed the ban back on his testimony but later allowed the details to be published.
Why is it that it never occurs to our media to ask Paul Martin how it is even possible that he could have been in the dark about Liberal corruption given that he was the number 2 in the party and the nations finance minister for so long? If he claims that he knew nothing then at least get him to explain how his ignorance is possible. Is that too much to ask?
Anyways, all I can say is that if you thought the last election was interesting, you ain't seen nothing yet.