Secret Trial: Brian Mulroney, Stevie Cameron, and the Public Trust

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Oct 5, 2004 - History - 245 pages
In his bestselling Presumed Guilty Kaplan chronicled the corruption charges surrounding the 1988 USD1.8 billion purchase by Air Canada of passenger airplanes from European giant Airbus Industries, concluding that Mulroney had been the victim of a campaign of unfounded allegation and reckless inuendo. In Liar, Liar, Kaplan reveals how he was misled and deceived by both Mulroney and Cameron. Mulroney paid USD300,000 in cash not long after leaving office in circumstances he believed were best kept quiet, subsequently misled Canadians when he testified under oath about his relationship with German middle man Karlheinz Schrieber and then tried to suppress the story in the media. most sacred commandments and in 1995 became a confidential informant for the RCMP. Kaplan finally sets the record straight about the Airbus affair and reveals the culture of court secrecy that Mulroney and Cameron manipulated for their own use. Kaplan's thrilling page-turner is bookended by incisive commentaries by Jack Granatstein and Norman Spector. They delve into the major themes of Liar, Liar - a cautionary tale starring two of Canada's most prominent public figures - and offer tantalizing perspectives on one the most controversial events in recent Canadian history.
 

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Hating former Prime Minister, Brian Mulroney, is sort of a national passtime. In this book, William Kaplan brings to light new information on the Airbus scandal, and the role of journalist Stevie ... Read full review

Contents

The Prince of Penne
3
A Secret Trial
28
In Court
46
The Theory of the Case
60
Open or Shut?
78
Police Informer
97
The Icing on the Cake
114
Brian and Me
125
The Difficulty in Getting to the Truth
161
Afterword
191
Notes
Chronology
9
Acknowledgments
Picture Credits
Index
Copyright

Confirmation
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