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John Baird, the federal environment minister, was called on by police detectives a second time for more questioning in their bribery investigation against Mayor Larry O'Brien, the [Ottawa] Citizen has learned.
If you haven't been keeping track:
Following a Citizen investigative report, Mr. O'Brien became the subject of an intense criminal investigation into allegations that he offered money and help to Terry Kilrea, a former political opponent, land a federal appointment if he dropped out of last year's mayoral race.
John Baird comes into the picture because his office handles front-line requests for political appointments in Eastern Ontario, and sources have him meeting at Hy's Steakhouse, an upscale watering hole frequented by politicians and journalists, with O'Brien back in October, 2006. Baird claims to have been meeting with an unidentified "constituent", but says he might have 'bumped into" O'Brien at Hy's that night.
Holy crap, maybe John gets back from Bali and winds up bunking with Conrad!
PS. First Schrieber/Mulroney, and now this. Is it fair to describe the Harper goverment as "embattled" yet?