Meanwhile, there's a not a lot being said about Mulcair lying and covering up an attempted bribe. He only talked to the police in 2011 years after it happened. Imagine if this had been - say Duffy... oh the headlines.
MONTREAL — NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair admitted Thursday he was offered cash-stuffed envelope by a scandal-ridden mayor in 1994, despite denying the allegations three tears ago.
La Presse newspaper says Mulcair was offered the bribe just after he was first elected to the Quebec legislature for the Liberals in a Laval, Que., riding.
Citing an investigator's report, La Presse said Mulcair was presented the envelope by then-Laval mayor Gilles Vaillancourt. Mulcair did not check to see if it contained "money or a letter, but for him it was clear that this was money," said La Presse.
Mulcair rejected the cash.
In a statement Thursday, Mulcair confirmed the allegations and said he met with police in 2011 to discuss the matter.
"I gave to them my account of a meeting I had with Mayor Gilles Vaillancourt dating back to 1994," he said in a statement. "As is indicated, I effectively and immediately ended the meeting with Mr. Vaillancourt."
But he told a different story during a November 2010 press conference. Mulcair replied "No" when the reporter asked him: "Have you ever been offered money or an envelope by the mayor of Laval or have you ever seen money or an envelope near the Laval mayor? ".