Bells’ hells

“I want to tell you tonight that I, Martin Brian Mulroney, 18th prime minister of Canada, will be there before the [public] inquiry with bells on because I’ve done nothing wrong and I’ve got absolutely nothing to hide.” A spokesman for Mr. Mulroney welcomed the government’s announcement.  “It will finally shed light on everything,” Luc Lavoie said. “We will be able to hear from everyone.”

Globe and Mail, Nov. 14, 2007

Former prime minister Brian Mulroney is questioning the scope of a public inquiry into his business dealings with German-Canadian arms dealer Karlheinz Schreiber and asking for a delay in hearings while the matter is sorted out. In an application filed with the inquiry, Mulroney’s lawyer Guy Pratte requests that the hearings, currently scheduled to start March 30, be postponed until April 14.

Canadian Press, tonight