The Oliphant Inquiry – May 4, 2009 (Part 4 of 4)

Inquiries on CPAC

The Oliphant Inquiry – May 4, 2009 (Part 4 of 4)

Commission of Inquiry into Certain Allegations Respecting Business and Financial Dealings Between Karlheinz Schreiber and the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney

Witness: Elmer MacKay

The Commission continues to hear testimony from Elmer MacKay (a former federal cabinet minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), with Commission Counsel Evan Roitenberg conducting examination. Appearing via video teleconference from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Mr. MacKay speaks about his support, while a member of Mr. Mulroney’s cabinet, for the Bear Head Project, a proposed manufacturing plant for military vehicles to be built in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He is asked about a December 1994 luncheon with Mr. Mulroney and Mr. Schreiber at the Pierre Hotel in New York City on the same day as a hotel-room meeting between Mr. Schreiber and Mr. Mulroney. Mr. MacKay denies having had any knowledge of the business dealings between Mr. Schreiber and Mr. Mulroney.