Thursday, April 22, 2010

Promise? What promise?

Um, oh ... that promise:

Two businessmen who heard Rahim Jaffer speak last August at a Toronto-area restaurant believed the former MP would be their connection to millions of dollars in government grants.

The men, who spoke to the CBC on condition of anonymity, said they were lured to the Aug. 25 meeting by an email that boasted: "Rahim Jaffer, who is the Canadian government money access point for us, will be in attendance."

"We left with the impression Jaffer was the source of funding," said the president of one company who pitched to Jaffer and his business colleague Nazim Gillani, the author of the email and the organizer of the meeting.

The vice-president of another firm at the meeting in the La Castile restaurant in Mississauga, Ont., said Jaffer spoke about his background as an MP and the federal government's $1-billion green infrastructure fund, saying "this fund is fully available to him" at extremely low interest rates.

Oh, wait ... I think I just creamed myself:

The two businessmen say they were presented with Jaffer's business card, which indicated he was an MP, and his address was Centre Block at the House of Commons. Jaffer had lost his seat a year earlier.

Yeah, I'm thinking my current erection is going to last longer than four hours.


sooey said...

Gosh, if John Baird had been only been invited to dinner - then there would have been no discussion of business. Because whenever John Baird has dinner in Ottawa, there is NEVER any business discussed. Never. Ever.

Moon Rattled said...

Haha. Jaffer wanted to be Jack Abramoff.

Niles said...

I'm waiting for the 'oh really' revelations to come to light in the wake of Jaffer's 'I've never consumed *any* illegal substances' declaration.

This seems to be a blowback from his 'me? saying I had access? nevernevernever'. People dislike being played for "Emperor without clothes" victims by grifters.

but the tipsters are anonymous, so they're just Liberal moles, right?