The probing questions I thought were appropriate and didn't either bother me or offend me in any wayMulroney completes panel appearance May 21, 2009
I was told to tell the truth and that's what I didMulroney says he would have disclosed cash May 14, 2009
If I had (been asked that question), I would have answered truthfullyMulroney says he would have disclosed cash May 14, 2009
This had serious consequences and it was extremely difficult (for Mulroney's family)Mulroney recalls Airbus scandal with tears May 13, 2009
My business relationship with Mr. (Karlheinz) Schreiber was legal and involved no wrongdoing of any kind at any time on my partMulroney: 'No wrongdoing on my part' May 12, 2009
Martin Brian Mulroney, PC, CC, GOQ (born March 20, 1939) was the 18th Prime Minister of Canada from September 17, 1984, to June 25, 1993 and was leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada from 1983 to 1993. His tenure as Prime Minister was marked by the introduction of major economic reforms, such as the Canada-U.S. Free Trade Agreement and the Goods and Services Tax, and the rejection of constitutional reforms such as the Meech Lake Accord and the Charlottetown Accord. Prior to his political career, he was a prominent lawyer and businessman in Montreal.
Mulroney was born on March 20, 1939, in Baie-Comeau, Quebec, a remote and isolated town in the eastern part of the province. He is the son of Irish Canadian Catholic parents Mary Irene (née O'Shea) and Benedict Martin Mulroney, who was a paper mill electrician. The family had six children who survived infancy. Since there was no English Catholic high school in Baie-Comeau, Mulroney completed his high school education at a Roman Catholic boarding school in Chatham, New Brunswick operated by St. Thomas University (in 2001, St. Thomas University named its newest academic building in his honour). Benedict Mulroney worked overtime and ran a repair business to earn extra money for his children's education, and he encouraged his oldest son to attend university.
Mulroney would frequently tell stories about newspaper publisher Robert R. McCormick, whose company had founded Baie-Comeau. Mulroney would sing Irish songs for McCormick, and the publisher would slip him $50. He grew up speaking English and French fluently.