Thursday, May 19, 2005

May 19, 2005. Martin denies that a deal was offered (CBC Radio)

martin on grewal
Duration: 00:00:28

The Prime Minister says a B-C Conservative M-P's story about being bribed to abstain from voting in tonight's confidence vote is ridiculous.

Paul Martin was commenting in Ottawa on claims by Gurmant Grewal that Martin's chief of staff offered to give him a diplomatic post and to name his wife, who is also an M-P, to the Senate, if he missed the vote on the budget bills.

Martin says it was Grewal who approached the Liberals. The Prime Minister maintains no deal was offered.