The Gomery Inquiry – May 20, 2005 (Part 1 of 6)

Inquiries on CPAC

The Gomery Inquiry – May 20, 2005 (Part 1 of 6)

Commission of Inquiry into the Sponsorship Program and Advertising Activities

The Commissioner dismisses an earlier motion seeking to file as evidence a transcript of Charles Guité’s testimony before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Accounts and to have Mr. Guité’s testimony before the Commission disregarded. There is a series of motions seeking to call additional witnesses. Peter Doody (Counsel for Jean Chrétien) presents a motion seeking testimony from Ralph Goodale and Don Boudria; Pierre Fournier (Counsel for Alfonso Gagliano) requests that Mr. Gagliano be called upon to testify again; Sylvain Lussier (on behalf of the Attorney General of Canada) and Mélanie Joly (Counsel for Malcom Media and Luc Lemay) seek to file affidavits from witnesses; Doug Mitchell (Counsel for the Liberal Party of Canada) requests testimony from a panel of witnesses to provide contextual evidence on the operation of political parties; Guy Pratte (Counsel for Jean Pelletier) asks that Mr. Pelletier be called upon to testify again; and Julia Holland (Counsel for Canada Post) seeks the filing of an affidavit from Micheline Montreuil.