Mr. Edward Broadbent (Oshawa-Whitby):
Mr. Speaker, it has been reported in the news today that the vice-president of the Korea Electric Corporation, the purchaser of the CAN DU reactor has said that no agent was used in the sale of the reactor and that the Korea Electric Corporation was specifically instructed by the government of Korea to deal directly with Atomic Energy of Canada, Limited, and the company had in fact complied with these instructions.
Considering that this assertion flatly contradicts testimony that has been presented both by a minister of the Crown and by AECL officials who have contended that not only was an agent essential but also that one was used at a fee of over $18 million, I therefore move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg North Centre (Mr. Knowles):
That the government order a full judicial inquiry with powers provided by the Inquiries Act to investigate all the circumstances related to the payment of commissions to Mr. Shaul Eisenberg by EACL.
Subtopic: ATOMIC ENERGY OF CANADA LIMITED
Sub-subtopic: PROPOSED JUDICIAL INQUIRY INTO PAYMENT OF AGENTS FEES TO MR. EISENBERG-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43