Sunday, May 08, 2005

Jacques Hudon Rennaisance Man: Speechwriter, Lobbyist and Contracts Canada Poobah

For the do-it-yourselfers, search at the federal government website.

If you can see it, it's this:

Or, you can fetch the image file

The report will show that one Jacques Hudon is registered as a lobbyist with a Groupaction email address, but for a company listed as Groupcontact Government Relations Inc.

So what, you say? In a document titled
Standing Committee on Public Accounts



Tuesday, May 11, 2004
Found at the Public Accounts Committee website:
We won't have heard from Jacques Hudon from Groupaction. He was a registered lobbyist, Mr. Chair, for Groupaction, hired by Jean Brault, a man now under criminal charges. It also happens that he was a former speechwriter to the current Prime Minister, Mr. Martin. I can't imagine why we wouldn't want to hear his testimony.
The Contracts Canada website informs us where M. Hudon is today:
Industry Canada
Mr. Jacques Hudon
Regional Manager
5 Place Ville Marie, 8th Floor
Montréal (Quebec H3B 2G2
Tel: (514) 283-3568
Fax: (514) 283-3096
M. Hudon was scheduled to testify at the PACC, but was pre-empted by the election called by Martin in 2004.

As you can see, M. Hudon is now overseeing contracts at Contracts Canada.

Mr. Martin, since you have publicly stated that you want to get to the bottom of the sponsorship scandal, shall we have M. Hudon return to the PACC and tell us what he knows?

h/t: BlueMapleLeaf