Part of Harvey Cashore fonds
Series consists of records created or accumulated by Harvey Cashore and used in the writing of his 2010 book, "The Truth shows up : a reporter's fifteen-year odyssey tracking down the truth about Mulroney, Schreiber and the Airbus scandal." These records, organized and interfiled by date, document the extent and scope of Cashore's research into the Airbus affair which began while he worked in Ottawa as the research associate to investigative journalist John Sawatsky during the 1980s, and continued into the 1990s and 2000s while authoring two books on the Airbus affair and producing several award-winning documentaries on this topic for the CBC's "The Fifth Estate" television program. The series includes: records pertaining to the activities and finances of German businessman Karlheinz Schreiber and his accountant, Giorgio Pelossi; a complete record of Schreiber's Zurich bank accounts, including code-names and rubriks, into which millions of dollars of secret Airbus commissions flowed in and out; Schreiber's personal handwritten daytimers from 1987 to 1996 describing key players in the affair and meetings in Canada and Germany; hundreds of interviews with politicians, bureaucrats, air industry executives, "spin doctors," and other insiders, accompanied by verbatim transcripts; a meticulous record of dozens of interviews with Karlheinz Schreiber conducted over 12 years; documents from a lawsuit brought by Schreiber against Cashore and the CBC in 1996 and 1999 (Schreiber would later pay CBC's legal costs); records pertaining to former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney's 1996 lawsuit against the Canadian government; and testimony from the 2007 House of Commons Standing Committee on Access to Information, Privacy and Ethics and the 2009 Oliphant Commission. The files in this series include correspondence, memoranda, research notes and chronologies, interview notes and transcripts, government documents obtained through access to information requests, court documents and transcripts, newspaper and magazine articles, photographs, and audio cassettes. Also included in the series are manuscripts for "The Truth shows up."