Statement by former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney



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    MONTREAL, Oct. 31 /CNW Telbec/ - For almost 15 years, the CBC's Fifth
Estate program has carried on a vendetta against former Prime Minister Brian
Mulroney, designed to suggest illegal behavior by him in relation to the
Airbus matter. Despite its failure to establish such behavior and despite the
RCMP having stated - after a lengthy investigation at home and abroad - that
it had no evidence to substantiate such suggestions, the Fifth Estate persists
in continuing its efforts to tarnish Mr. Mulroney's name. Tonight, it resumed
the attack, airing a program based essentially on the unreliable and
uncorroborated statements of Karlheinz Schreiber, held at present in a Toronto
jail after unsuccessful attempts to have the Supreme Court of Canada reverse
an order for his extradition to Germany to face serious criminal charges.
    Mr. Mulroney and Mr. Schreiber are engaged at the present time in
litigation before the Supreme Court of Ontario dealing with issues directly
involving their relationship. Mr. Mulroney will not comment publicly on Mr.
Schreiber's statements while this litigation is pending, as it would be
inappropriate for him to do so.
    Mr. Mulroney emphatically rejects as unfounded this renewed attack made
irresponsibly and maliciously by the Fifth Estate in its continuing campaign
to discredit him.




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