Commission of Inquiry into the Sponsorship Program and Advertising Activities
The Commission begins the second part of its public hearings, dedicated to testimony on the disposition of federal sponsorship money. Commission Counsel Bernard Roy makes opening remarks. Sylvain Lussier (on behalf of the Attorney General of Canada) introduces a motion opposing testimony by Alex Himelfarb (Clerk of the Privy Council) on the subject of Mr. Himelfarb’s meetings with the Auditor General and with Jean Chrétien prior to the release of the Auditor General’s 2004 report. Mr. Roy and Peter Doody (Counsel for Jean Chrétien) make submissions and the Commissioner dismisses the motion.