We must obey the Rule of Law
but not trust luminary lawyer Jean Chretien

Nipawin - February 9, 2001 - by: Mario deSantis


We must keep our writing clean and we must learn how to apologize for any possible
misstatement we make. As a consequence, I apologize for yesterday's statement in regard
to the RCMP's investigation of our Prime Minister Jean Chrétien(1). Jean Chrétien is not
under investigation, and we understand now that the RCMP is to review a request by
Joe Clark, the Tory leader, to investigate the role of the Prime Minister in obtaining a
federal bank loan for the financially troubled Grand-Mère Inn owned by his friend Yvone




As we try to keep our record straight, so we want other people and agencies keep their
records straight, and in the process educate ourselves and our readers. Therefore, I want to
point out how meaningless our Rule of Law was when Ethics Counsellor Harold Wilson
conducted a twenty-four hour review on Chrétien's involvement in the Grand Mere's affair
and provided his final judgment that Chrétien had not violated any ethical written rule (
Rule of Law) while at the same time stating that we need more written rules (Rule of Law)
to guide our parliamentarians(4).




Yesterday, Stockwell Day, leader of the Canadian Alliance, tabled documents in the House
of Commons showing that three immigrant investors provided $2.35-million for the
redevelopment of the Grand-Mère Inn between 1996 and 1998(5). Jean Chrétien had
previously denied any fifth financial partner in the Grand-Mere Inn(6), and he replied that
he knew nothing about the immigrant investments because the program is run by the



This is
a lie

Later, when Deborah Grey, deputy leader of the Alliance, told the Commons the $2.35-million
invested in the Grand-Mère Inn increased the value of the adjacent golf course partly owned
by the prime minister, Mr. Chrétien replied that there was no conflict of interest and that he had
sold his golf club shares in 1993. This is a lie, since Mr. Chrétien sold his golf course shares
in 1999 to millionaire pharmacy owner Louis Michaud of Montreal(7) even though he could
have thought that he sold the shares in 1993 to businessman Jonas Prince(8).



in law

As a principle, ignorance cannot be claimed for avoiding legal responsibilities and Mr. Chrétien
knows that very well since he has a degree in law, he has practiced law, and he has received
many honorary doctoral law degrees from Canadian and foreign universities.



of justice

The morale of this story is that we have reached the point whereby we must obey the Rule
of Law but not trust our luminary lawyer Jean Chrétien. Is this justice? And, is this the
example of justice provided to all Canadian lawyers and citizens?
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