From hostage to witness

Canadian diplomat Robert Fowler summoned to testify at the Oliphant hearings

Canadian diplomat Robert Fowler was barely free yesterday when the inquiry looking into the dealings between former prime minister Brian Mulroney and Karlheinz Schreiber summoned him to testify. A spokesman for the Oliphant Commission says Fowler will not have to appear immediately, but his presence would still be appreciated. While the diplomat was being held captive in Africa, his name was frequently cited at the Oliphant hearings. Fowler was a senior civil servant at the time and he is said to have objected to the light-armoured vehicle project Schreiber was pitching.

Edmonton Sun

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