Thursday, August 28, 2008

October Surprise - Part 2

Paging all legal experts, paging all legal experts...can we expect this to be a big deal media-wise if it were to happen in, oh, say, the final week of a campaign, or is this going to be a non event? And how long after the hearings for standing does the juicy stuff usually get going? Could that be a reason for the rushed election?

Inquiring minds want to know...


Ottawa, August 15, 2008 - The Oliphant Commission announced today the dates for the Hearings for Standing before the Commission of Inquiry into Certain Allegations Respecting Business and Financial Dealings Between Karlheinz Schreiber and the Rt. Honourable Brian Mulroney.

The Hearing for Standing will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., October 2nd and 3rd and, if necessary, October 6th and 7th at the Bytown Pavilion, 111 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, and will be open to the media.


  • The Mulroney business with Schreiber is like Anna Nicole Smith's marriage to the old rich guy: Unseemly to the public, but not illegal. The questionable antics around the Chretien/golf course business didn't deter voters in the 2000 federal election.

    By Blogger nuna d. above, at 2:31 p.m.  

  • The election is likely on October 14th, so the hearings will have begun.

    By Blogger french wedding cat, at 5:10 p.m.  

  • Barack Obama!

    By Blogger Jacques Beau Vert, at 5:39 p.m.  

  •'s a pre-hearing for lawyers to argue about who gets to ask questions (and have their lawyers paid for by the federal government). It'll be about as exciting as sitting in on a coroner's inquest.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:24 a.m.  

  • But in an election campaign, everything is interesting, and the whiff of a scandal will send the reporters into a frenzy. This is not good for Harper

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:00 a.m.  

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