The Canadian Press

2007-12-13 | Mulroney Schreiber

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Brian Mulroney said he was sorry he ever accepted cash payments from German-Canadian arms dealer Karlheinz Schreiber. At a Commons ethics committee December 13th, the former Conservative prime minister was indignant, saying the biggest mistake of his life was his meeting with Schreiber. Mulroney acknowledged he received 300-thousand dollars in cash from Schreiber. But he says the second biggest mistake of his life was the act of receiving the cash in the first place. Mulroney flatly denied Schreiber's allegation that he agreed to accept the money for "future services" while still in office in 1993. And he told the committee he never received money related to Air Canada's purchase of Airbus aircraft.

Date: 2007-12-13
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 28 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << when I look back on it today I realize I made a serious error of judgment in receiving a payment in cash for this assignment even though it was decidedly not illegal to do so that mistake in judgment was mine alone I apologize and I accept full responsibility for it >>