He said he had never played an active role in the companies, "so it was hardly something that was top of mind." – CBC report1 on Canada’s Minister of National Defence — "Ethics commissioner Mary Dawson called the issue a ‘serious contravention’ of the Conflict of Interest Act."
Meanwhile, the other guy who destroyed the Progressive Conservative Party is confident2 that his place in history is secure.
: "Mulroney doubts Schreiber affair will tarnish his legacy", CBC, September 4, 2009.
Mulroney testified he took $225,000 in cash from Schreiber to promote the sale of Thyssen vehicles. He said he didn’t ask for cash and said there was nothing "sinister" in accepting it.