"My fellow Canadians: We have finally gotten to the bottom of this horrible, horrible scandal, that has shown Canadians how terrible and corrupt the Liberal Party truly is. Let me be perfectly clear: I am mad as hell at what happened and would just like to re-emphasize how terrible this scandal was. But we must remember, this was a Liberal scandal, not a Paul Martin scandal. I'm sure all Canadians can agree it was well worth 80 million taxpayer dollars to see "Martin exonerated!" headlines.
But now is not the time to look back, but to look ahead. China and India are undergoing transformative change, and because of this, in my continuing battle against the democratic deficit I have been consulting day and night with my five Ministers and Parliamentary Secretaries responsible for this file. Due to the immense success of the Gomery Inquiry, we have decided to bring back Judge Gomery for a new Public Inquiry. This time, he will investigate Earnscliffe Strategy Group. Especially close attention will be paid to the tendering process used to get government contracts and, in particular, Department of Finance contracts, from 1993 to 2002.
Some, such as Michael Robinson and Elly Alboim, may wonder why I am doing this. So let me be perfectly clear: I have already shown a willingness to publicly air the dirty laundry of my arch nemesis - now I must show that I, Paul Martin, am perfectly clean. A massive media circus inquiry where everyone with a bone to grind will be given immunity, is the only way we can achieve this.
And just as Bernard Roy was the ideal man to prosecute Jean Chretien, I will strongly recommend to Judge Gomery that the lead council for this inquiry be Mr. Warren Kinsella.
Come hell or high water, we will get to the bottom of this!
Thank you, and enjoy your Sunday."