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On June 12, 2008, the Governor in Council issued an Order in Council setting out the Terms of Reference for the Oliphant Commission, formally named the Commission of Inquiry into Certain Allegations Respecting Business and Financial Dealings Between Karlheinz Schreiber and the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney. The Honourable Jeffrey Oliphant, a justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Manitoba, has been appointed Commissioner under Part 1 of the Inquiries Act.

The Inquiry will be conducted in two phases. During the first phase, the Commissioner will hear testimony regarding the factual matters raised in the terms of reference. Phase two will deal with the policy issues identified in the terms of reference.

Richard Wolson, Q.C. is the Commission's Lead Counsel. Nancy Brooks, Evan Roitenberg and Giuseppe Battista are senior Commission Counsel. For biographical information, please go to the Commission Counsel link.

The office of the Commission is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Hearings will take place at Old City Hall, 111 Sussex Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Media Advisory - Oliphant Commission Report to be released May 31, 2010 at 1 P.M. EDT.

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