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Copyright - Graeme MacKay (www.mackaycartoons.net)
February 2, 2005
A week before he was scheduled to testify lawyers for the former prime minister demanded that Justice John Gomery be removed from his role at the helm of the federal sponsorship inquiry. In interviews Gomery used the term "small-town cheap" to characterize Chretien's use of promotional golf balls, embossed with his signature, as part of the sponsorship program. Gomery apologized for his comments but refused to step down.