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  •  Newman tapes? (none)
    Please explain for this "South of the Border" person.
    •  From Wikipedia (none)
      On September 12, 2005, he (Canadian journalist Peter C. Newman) announced the publication of The Secret Mulroney Tapes: Unguarded Confessions of a Prime Minister, a biography of former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney, whom he considers a friend. The information released to the press contained several surprising revelations, including an alleged claim by Mulroney that Pierre Trudeau's contribution "was not to build Canada but to destroy it." Later the same day, Mulroney issued a press release stating he felt "devastated" and "betrayed" by the publication of information he had understood to be confidential.

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    •  A writer (none)
      and apparent friend of Mulroney, Peter C Newman secretly recorded his conversations with Mulroney and then recently released them for a book he was writing. Mulroney was rather upset and is filing a suit against Newman..in those tapes Mulroney slams a lot of people in all parties..

      aka aurora borealis. The belief we do not have choices is a fantasy, an unfortunate indulgence in abdication.- John Ralston Saul

      by jazzizbest on Mon Nov 28, 2005 at 05:23:26 PM PST

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    •  Brian Mulroney, our former Prime Minister (none)
      Allowed himself to be recorded on tape in conversation by a journalist camed Peter C. Newman. They were friends and Mulroney, thinking he was in safe hands, opened up. It was his ego that let him do it. He was so confident in his supreme power and his legacy that he talked openly about his rivals, his party and his place in Canadian history. He would remind you a bit of Dubya. He was right and everyone was out to get him.

      He said he expected to be remembered as the greatest Canadian Prime Minister, that his party was ruined after he stepped down because his successor (Kim Campbell) spent all her time screwing her boyfriend instead of campaigning.

      Newman turned against him and published the tapes as part of a book.

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