In his statement of claim, Mr. Schreiber said the cash was to enlist Mr. Mulroney's help in establishing an arms factory in Quebec and a pasta-machine business.
I hereby dub this case the Rifles and Ravioli lawsuit.
The lawsuit claimed Mr. Mulroney did not follow through on his business commitments.
The former prime minister, who had a deadline to respond to the lawsuit, did not do so, which meant that the court ordered him this week to pay Mr. Schreiber the $300,000, plus interest, which works out to about $470,000.
And Mulroney's reaction?
Asked this week whether his forthcoming memoirs would fully explain the $300,000 payments, the former prime minister simply urged a reporter to purchase the volume.
“Buy a copy. Buy a copy. Buy a copy.”
Guess he'll have to sell more than a few copies to pay that judgment.