Jim Coyle writes in the Toronto Star about the toronto computer leasing scandal:
The first volume of the Toronto Computer Leasing Inquiry report was called Facts and Findings. It was called this, presumably, because the title Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them has recently been taken. Otherwise, it’s easy to get the impression Justice Denise Bellamy might have gone for it.
It was for Tom Jakobek, however, that she reserved her greatest disdain. It’s doubtful, in fact, that any Canadian political figure has ever been so stylishly sliced and diced. It’s one thing, after all, to be portrayed as an inveterate liar; a sin of a larger order, indeed, to be accused of sacrificing your mother to save your self.
Jakobek effectively tossed his own mother “into the spotlight to face questioning in the witness box” to account for his lies, she said.
“It was sad to see a dignified woman pushed so far out on a limb by her selfish and shameless son.”