Commission of Inquiry into the Sponsorship Program and Advertising Activities
Witnesses: Gilles Pelletier, Guy McKenzie, Diane Viau, Liseanne Forand, Guy Bédard
The Commission continues to hear testimony from a panel of former employees of Communication Canada, including Gilles Pelletier (the former director general of the Community Relations Branch), Guy McKenzie (the former executive director), Diane Viau (the former head of operations of the Communications Branch), Liseanne Forand (former Assistant Executive Director, Communications Programs and Services), and Guy Bédard (former Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for Communication Canada). Under cross-examination by Sylvain Lussier (on behalf of the Attorney General of Canada), the witnesses speak about new contracting and payment procedures implemented following the creation of Communication Canada. There is a brief re-examination by Associate Commission Counsel Guy Cournoyer.