On Thursday night in Toronto, reporters swarmed a party (hosted by none other than former Ontario Premier Mike Harris) for a new book published by John Wiley & Sons Canada, Rescuing Canada’s Right: Blueprint for a Conservative Revolution by Adam Daifallah and Tasha Kheiriddin. I suppose this is what happens when you invite a recently indicted press baron to your book launch.
Conrad Black showed up for a glass of white wine and the company of some like-minded individuals. The real fun began when Black left the party at the Albany Club and found that his driver hadn’t arrived with his car. I suppose the hired help tend to slack off when it starts to look like the boss could be going away for a while.
Left with only reporters to talk to until his car arrived, Black held forth on his predicament. “This has been one massive smear job from A to Z and it will have a surprise ending — a complete vindication of the defendants and the exposure of their persecutors,” he said. “This isn’t Enron. This isn’t WorldCom. This was a magnificent company that the people who seized it used as a platform in which to persecute and defame the people who built it. [They] have torn it apart and destroyed it at the expense of the shareholders…. Those are my thoughts for the evening.”
Click here for the story from the National Post
Click here for the CBC story, which has the delightful video