Bernier caused no 'significant injury...

Bernier caused no 'significant injury' to national interest: report

There are 1 comment on the National Post story from Aug 1, 2008, titled Bernier caused no 'significant injury' to national interest: report. In it, National Post reports that:

Former Canadian foreign affairs minister Maxime Bernier speaks at the congress center in St.Georges de Beauce, Quebec.

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#1 Aug 1, 2008
“The fact that they didn't interview Ms. Couillard means that the report is frankly useless,” said Liberal foreign affairs critic Bob Rae.

He noted that the government released the report late on a Friday before a long weekend, arguing it was an attempt to manipulate media coverage.

Paul Dewar, the NDP foreign affairs critic, called the report a “complete whitewash.”

“What they are seemingly trying to do here is to put the blame almost entirely on Mme. Couillard,” he said.

Mr. Hébert said he's “not very impressed” with Mr. Bernier's version, and noted that the former minister declined to appear before a Commons committee looking into the affair.

Ms. Couillard did not appear before the committee either, and Mr. Hébert indicated publicly that this was because he believed she might face charges of violating the secrets law.

However, the Foreign Affairs report indicates that her lawyers declined to be interviewed by their investigators because she might still appear...

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