The Gomery Inquiry – March 30, 2005 (Part 4 of 5)

Inquiries on CPAC

The Gomery Inquiry – March 30, 2005 (Part 4 of 5)

Commission of Inquiry into the Sponsorship Program and Advertising Activities

Witness: Jean Brault

Jean Brault (the former president of Groupaction Marketing) begins testimony. Under direct examination by Commission Counsel Bernard Roy, Mr. Brault speaks in detail about the history of Groupaction, its organization, and its stakeholders. He is asked about the awarding of a Department of Justice contract in December 1995 to a consortium of agencies including Groupaction and Lafleur Communication. He describes his hiring of Alain Renaud, beginning in 1993, to act as a liaison for Groupaction with both the Liberal Party of Canada and the Department of Public Works and Government Services.