Let's put the last couple days of testimony into the proper perspective. Both the sitting and the former PM knew all about the purpose of the program, they knew money was ear-marked for the program and they all thought it was a great program.
I'm talking about the Sponsorship program.
What neither of them knew was where the money went.
Just think about it for a while. They didn't know where the money went.
I'm not talking about the coffee money here, I'm talking hundreds of millions of dollars, some of which ended up in the pockets of people who worked for the various ad agencies.
Before the Gormley commission people knew there was something crooked going on.
But the sitting PM, who was the Finance Minister during this period, and the former PM, knew nothing about the money.
Let me repeat, they didn't know where the money went.
Meditate on this, they didn't know where the money went.
So, what do we have, either two of the biggest crooks Canada ever produced, or two of the most incompetent leaders Canada has ever entrusted to run this country.
They didn't know where the money went.