The Gomery Inquiry – September 14, 2004 (Part 1 of 4)

Inquiries on CPAC

The Gomery Inquiry – September 14, 2004 (Part 1 of 4)

Commission of Inquiry into the Sponsorship Program and Advertising Activities

Witnesses: Jim Judd, Mike Joyce, Susan Cartwright, Jane Cochran, Jim Libbey

The Commission continues to hear testimony from a panel of members of the Treasury Board Secretariat, including Jim Judd (Secretary of the Treasury Board), Mike Joyce (Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Operations and Reporting Sector), Susan Cartwright (Assistant Secretary for Government Operations), Jane Cochran (Executive Director, Procurement and Project Management Policies), and Jim Libbey (Executive Director, Strategic Systems Infrastructure, Office of the Comptroller General). Under direct examination by Commission Counsel Neil Finkelstein, the witnesses describe the use of the so-called Unity Fund, following authorization by Jean Chrétien, for the funding of sponsorship activities.