Bonnie Crombie and her lawyer “Active Liberal” Jack Siegel –Mississauga Election Finances Committee hearing complete video record
March 5th, 2012
What follows is a complete video record of the February 7, 2012 Mississauga Election Campaign Finances Committee hearing with respect to the Candidate, Bonnie Crombie.
Next, there’s a transcript of a brief report that I filed in the first minute-and-a-half of Part 3. Special thanks to both Mark Cashin and Cecil Young.
Last. It is what it is…
Bonnie Crombie and lawyer Jack Siegel to Mississauga Election Finance Committee, “Dismiss” Part 1 (1:46:41 hr)
Mississauga Election Campaign Finances Committee, Bonnie Crombie hearing Part 2 (1:16:06 hr)
Mississauga Election Campaign Finances Committee, Bonnie Crombie hearing Part 3 (19:49 min)
[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT of first 1:13 minutes of Part 3 BEGINS]
MISSISSAUGAWATCH during break, Mississauga Elections Finance Committee hearing, February 7, 2012
You know you always find that an Act or piece of legislation, to a reasonable person, looks fine. You know, you read it and everything else.
It’s when you try to apply it, that you always —you always get screwed over.
You always find out that somewhere there’s a loophole.
You know, I mean, I really respect Cashin and Young for even bringing this forward like they did. But you know, when you’re going against an industrial-strength lawyer and the —assets, and I mean like this (signalling money) that Crombie can bring to this, you’re screwed.
Like I don’t believe for a second that they’re going to go with an audit.
I think the lawyers won. Again.
However, that said, I’m really impressed with the Chair of this Committee. He did a good job all the way through and gave both sides a really fair hearing.
So, we’ll see what happens. But —I’m not hopeful.
Gonna turn the camera this way
[VIDEO TRANSCRIPT ENDS as Committee re-enter the room]
Yes. That’s it. Short blog today. Simply for the record.