PRENTICE CALLS FOR INDEPENDENT PROSECUTOR
February 20, 2004
Jim Prentice today called for Paul Martin to appoint a Special Independent
Prosecutor to investigate criminal behaviour in the sponsorship scandal, saying
it was more than just a political scandal. We are talking about criminal
demand came in a column printed in todays
Calgary Herald. Prentice himself chaired 25 federal public inquiries in the
said a public inquiry is just that it inquires into a matter of public
interest. A public inquiry into this mess certainly promises to entertain,
disgust, astonish and weaken the fragile faith most Canadians have in their
federal democracy, says Prentice. But as important as the public inquiry
will be, it is no solution to criminal conduct.
pointed out that the Criminal Code provides for these types of prosecutions,
referenced three clauses in the Criminal Code pertaining to fraud and laundering
of funds, and asked if these provisions apply to the Liberal hierarchy or
merely to the rest of us.
Prentice is currently seeking the Conservative Party nomination in the riding of
Calgary North Centre, and is a former candidate for the Conservative Party
leadership. He is a lawyer and businessman in Calgary.
G. Hatcher (403) 829-6796