Looking Back: Schreiber Testimony at House of Commons

Richard Auger sits with Karlheinz Schreiber before the House of Commons Ethics Committee.

OTTAWA PUBLIC INQUIRY LAWYER – Much of my legal work in Ottawa has involved public inquiries. The most recent was the high-profile Oliphant Inquiry, throughout which I was a key legal counsel for witness Karlheinz Schreiber.

My role providing legal advice for Mr. Schreiber, however, goes back further than the inquiry itself. In November of 2007, I assisted Mr. Schreiber by representing him before the Parliamentary Ethics Committee.

During that hearing, Mr. Schreiber fielded questions on a wide variety of issues including:

  • Mr. Schreiber’s 2007 lawsuit seeking $300,000 from former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.
  • “Bear Head Industries,” a company which Schreiber incorporated in Ottawa and which was intended to set up a manufacturing plant for light-armoured vehicles in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

Are you preparing to participate as a witness in a public inquiry or other hearing? It’s important to contact an experienced public inquiry and defence lawyer, who can advise you on how to proceed. For more information, contact the Ottawa criminal defence lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth by email [email protected] or by phone at (613) 233-4529.

Schreiber- Mulroney Commission Begins

Mr. Justice Oliphant heard submissions today from the lawyers representing Mr. Schreiber (our own Richard Auger), Mr. Mulroney and the Attorney General.  The issue today related to the scope of the inquiry in terms of what statutes, laws, regulations and other codes of conduct should be considered when assessing the interactions between Mr. Schreiber and Mr. Mulroney.

Lots of interesting press and blog chatter about the day’s events:

Judge is urged to consider anti-corruption laws” – January 8, 2009

The Globe and Mail – Greg McArthur

Mulroney probe extended” – January 8, 2009

The Toronto Star – Joanna Smith

No report from Mulroney probe until year’s end” – January 7, 2009

The Canadian Press

Lawyers argue ethics at Mulroney-Schreiber hearing” – January 7, 2009

The Gazette – Norma Greenaway

“Prelude to a public inquiry – Liveblogging the Oliphant Commission (Day One)” – January 7, 2009

Maclean’s Blog – Kady O’Malley

Mulroney-Schreiber prepare for Round 1” – January 6, 2009

Lethbridge Herald – Jim Browm

Stay tuned…

Mulroney-Schreiber Affair Continues…

Ottawa Lawyer Richard Auger will be representing German-Canadian entrepreneur, Karlheinz Schreiber at the Oliphant Commission where important submissions will be made today about the scope of the Commissioner’s Inquiry.  The Oliphant Commission is the public inquiry into the dealings between former prime minister, Brian Mulroney and Mr. Schreiber.

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Oliphant Commission: Richard Auger’s Oral Argument

On January 7, 2009 Richard Auger appeared before the Oliphant Commission to make submissions about the standards the commission should consider as it reviews the Schreiber-Mulroney affair.  The link is here:  http://tinyurl.com/dxje64.

Once you get through the intro, you can skip to minute 52 to see Ottawa Lawyer Richard Auger in action.

Enjoy!

Standing Granted at Oliphant Commission

Richard Auger will act as co-counsel with Eddie Greenspan at the Oliphant Commission.    The Commission was struck to consider Certain Allegations Respecting Business and Financial Dealings between Karlheinz Schreiber and the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney.

Richard’s client has been granted standing to appear in Part 1 of the Commission.

Richard Auger has represented many key witnesses before Federal and other commissions of inquiry.  He appears with and on behalf of witnesses.  He also gives advice to witnesses appearing before Parliamentary Committees and other public bodies.  If you would like to consult with Mr. Auger about an appearance before an inquiry or similar body contact him at [email protected] or 613-233-4529.