Canada has a long history of leaders that did not lead, and maybe Brian Mulroney is the best example. He left a legacy which no-one can quite figure out what it was. But that is the way we do it in Canada. Generally our leaders are elected on the principal of who we hate least that particular week. Of course we in the west part of Canada vote with the knowledge that what we vote for does not matter. The entire voting process is a farce, Ontario controls the English speaking aspect, and Quebec controls the French side. But that has little to do with this story.

Brian Mulroney is only remembered for his chin, he has a big one, and the press cartoonists loved it. While in power he did absolutely nothing. But he spoke passable French, so he got on OK with the folks in Quebec.

It transpires that he has moved into more profitable areas following his rapid decline from the popular vote.  An Ontario court has ordered Brian Mulroney to pay $470,000 to arms dealer Karlheinz Schreiber. Now why would Brian Mulroney have any dealings in the murky world of arms dealing?

He has been hauled into court by Karlheinz Schreiber, a recognized arms dealer. Mulroney has acknowledged receiving the money, which came after he retired from politics, and has said he was paid for his assistance in setting up a pasta-machine company. Schreiber’s lawsuit, filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, alleges Mulroney did not perform the work for which he was paid.

I guess even an arms dealer needs to diversify, but who the hell needs a guy like Mulroney to be their pitch man? If I was looking to make legal money I would go for someone that had respectability. Diversification is a good thing, but I don’t think I have ever heard of an Arm’s world (Guns, bullets, grenades, and just about everything else bad you can think of) wanting to move into the Pizza business.

To quote Homer Simpson DOH!

Arms dealer V Ineffectual ex politician, my money is on the guy with the guns.

Simon Barrett

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