Brian may well want to be remembered for what he did after politics more then what he did as Prime Minister. He may well go down in History as the person who may well have
- Brought down the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada
- Been in Court more times then any other Prime Minister after leaving office
- Cost Canadian Tax payers the most in legal bills..
The Conservatives' iron-clad discipline suffered several cracks last week as party members bickered behind closed doors over Brian Mulroney -- the former prime minister who divides them still.
MPs and senators feuded privately over the Harper government's treatment of the former leader as a public inquiry begins looking into his business dealings with arms dealer Karlheinz Schreiber. Some are now going public.
Sources in the Conservative caucus have told The Canadian Press that their meeting last Wednesday was pocked with bitter exchanges about the man who delivered the last Tory majority government.
Several MPs pointedly criticized the way Mulroney was being treated by Prime Minister Stephen Harper's staff.
A cabinet minister was heckled when she attempted to explain the PMO version of events to Mulroney's defenders.
One outraged Mulroney supporter strode into the caucus room and straight to the podium to address fellow Conservatives after consulting with the former PM by phone.
By the end of the altercation, the Conservative House leader glumly buried his face in his hands.
"It was an uncomfortable thing to see the family fight," said one Conservative member of caucus.
But if that was not all Mulroney has been involved in it would be of historic nature.. Let me hypothesize a second here and wonder if he could also cause the same rift in the Liberal party with recent communications with Michael Ignatieff ?
Former prime minister Brian Mulroney got a surprise phone call from a major party leader on his 70th birthday Friday.
It wasn't Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper but Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff.
Ignatieff called to wish Happy Birthday to Mulroney and to talk a little politics.
Ignatieff is making a major push in Quebec and his kindness to Mulroney will do him no harm in a province where the former PM is still popular.
Mulroney is a close adviser to Quebec Premier Jean Charest as well as the province's powerful business and media elite.
He is chairman of Quebecor, which owns the TVA televison network and the Journal de Montreal, and is best friends with Montreal billionaire Paul Desmarais Sr, who owns La Presse.
A family spokesperson said Mulroney was deeply touched by Ignatieff's phone call, calling it "a class act."
Ok so you say I am reaching for starws here and perhaps I am.. But in politics nothings happens just for the heck of it..
Next show of Mulroney's Life Saga on CTV " how to destroy all of the Canadian political parties and regain power"..