Commission of Inquiry into the Sponsorship Program and Advertising Activities
Witness: Charles Guité
The Commission continues to hear testimony from Charles (Chuck) Guité (former Director General of the Advertising and Public Opinion Research Sector (APORS) and Executive Director of the Communication Coordination Services Branch (CCSB) at Public Works and Government Services Canada). Pierre LaTraverse (Counsel for Jean Carle) cross-examines Mr. Guité on Mr. Carle’s role in the selection of agencies and events for sponsorship and in the purchase of promotional items. Mr. Guité is also asked about his involvement in the sponsorship of a television series produced by Robert-Guy Scully. There are brief cross-examinations by Peter Doody (Counsel for Jean Chrétien), Anne-Marie Smith (Counsel for the Office of the Auditor General of Canada), and Doug Mitchell (Counsel for the Liberal Party of Canada).