The Oliphant Inquiry – January 7, 2009 (Part 1 of 2)

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The Oliphant Inquiry – January 7, 2009 (Part 1 of 2)

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

The Commission hears submissions on “standards of conduct,” examining criteria to determine the appropriateness of Mr. Mulroney’s actions in his alleged dealings with Mr. Schreiber. Lead Commission Counsel Richard Wolson makes opening remarks. Paul Vickery (on behalf of the Attorney General of Canada) makes a submission citing the 1985 Conflict of Interest Code for parliamentarians, the 1988 Guidance for Ministers, and the Criminal Code. Richard Auger (Counsel for Mr. Schreiber) makes a submission supporting the Attorney General’s position. Guy Pratte (Counsel for Mr. Mulroney) makes a submission focusing on the protection of Mr. Mulroney’s reputation and seeking to limit applicable standards of conduct to those in the 1985 Conflict of Interest Code.