The investigative journalist and author Harvey Cashore of the CBC discusses his new book The Truth Shows Up: A Reporter’s Fifteen-Year Odyssey Tracking Down the Truth about Mulroney, Schreiber and the Airbus Scandal (Key Porter, 2010), with Joseph Planta.
|The Truth Shows Up: A Reporter’s Fifteen-Year Odyssey Tracking Down the Truth about Mulroney, Schreiber and the Airbus Scandal by Harvey Cashore. (Key Porter, 2010)
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line. This is THECOMMENTARY.CA.
Next week, Mr. Justice Jeffrey Oliphant delivers to the government his commission’s report on the financial dealings between the well-connected and wealthy German businessman Karlheinz Schreiber and former prime minister Brian Mulroney. Schreiber lost his legal battle to stay in Canada, and last July was surrendered to Germany, where he subsequently faced charges of bribery, fraud and tax evasion. Earlier this month, he was found guilty of tax evasion and sentenced to eight years in prison. Just published is a fascinating book: The Truth Shows Up: A Reporter’s Fifteen-Year Odyssey Tracking Down the Truth about Mulroney, Schreiber and the Airbus Scandal. Its author Harvey Cashore joins me now. The award-winning producer at the fifth estate began his journalistic career as a research associate on John Sawatsky’s The Politics of Ambition, one of the first biographies on Brian Mulroney. He co-wrote The Last Amigo, a book that looked at Karlheinz Schreiber almost a decade ago. He is the head of CBC’s Investigative Unit. In The Truth Shows Up, he provides a fascinating overview of the whole Airbus scandal, as well as provides insights on how he’s covered the story with his colleagues at the CBC and elsewhere. It’s been said of the book, that his story, family matters as well, ‘makes All the President’s Men look like a weekend walk in the park.’ It’s highly readable and instructive, often riveting, and awfully timely as we await the Oliphant report. The book is published by Key Porter. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Harvey Cashore; Good morning, Mr. Cashore.