The Canadian Press

2010-04-21 | Guergis Jaffer Allegationst

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Former Conservative MP Rahim Jaffer appeared before a Commons committee looking into his business dealings and accusations of improper lobbying. He said he never lobbied the government on behalf of his company, never used drugs and never used wife Helena Guergis's (hah-LEE'-nah JOR'-jis-iz) parliamentary perks for business. He also apologized for his arrest for drunk driving and possession of cocaine while driving home from a business dinner in September, 2009. (Jaffer was later convicted of careless driving. Guergis had earlier been ousted from cabinet and the Conservative Party caucus amid the swirl of allegations about her husband's business dealings.)

Date: 2010-04-21
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 26 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I want to take this opportunity to publicly apologize to my former colleagues for the trouble this whole episode is cost for them I believe they know me well enough to agree that this was very out of character and not my usual Behavior I also want to apologize to my family both immediate and knew the pain and suffering they have had to endure because of my actions has been immeasurable >>


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