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Nazim Gillani tells his side of Jaffer tale Add to ...

3:42 Jill Mahoney: Gillani: My business, Mr. Chairman, runs on reputation, personal integrity, and trust.

The effect of these allegations on my business has been devastating. Since April 8, four contracts that I have been working on for the past several years have fallen through.

3:42 : JT: Gillani has lost his girlfriend as a result of this "fiasco."

3:42 Jill Mahoney: Gillani: If I may, I would like to briefly return to the email of September 11, 2009. In that email, I also announced to colleagues that I would be spending four hours meeting my girlfriend's family for the first time-a big step. "Wish me luck," I wrote. This was the woman I hoped would become my fiancée. That plan has been derailed. I welcome your questions. Thank you.

3:42 : Jt: lib Sobhan Coady on the contract.

3:43 Jill Mahoney: Gillani: The only thing we had done was presented Jaffer and Glemaud with information. The Green Rite project was delivered to a govt' body. I received email correspondence from them.

3:43 : Jt: more coady -- clarity -- you talk about a co called RLP energy. did you know Jaffer subnitted it to government?

3:44 Jill Mahoney: Gillani: I did not know he had submitted anythign on RLP. RLP is a company that was part of the GPG portfolio. I met with them, I almost had the opportunity to bid on a proposal. RLP got funded from somewhere else.

3:44 : JT: Coady: contigency fees in contract????

3:45 Jill Mahoney: Gillani: These types of agreements are typical in my industry. We used these types of agreements to ensure they can't simply circumvent us. I use the term finders fee.

3:45 : Jt: asking about "success fees". what did you agree to do at dinner with Ms. Guergis

3:45 Jill Mahoney: Gillani: That dinner was completely social. "There was not one iota of business" at that meeting. There was no business spoken whatsoever. Green Wright was brought to me by a man at the Harbour Sixty dinner. I used an agreement.

3:46 : JT: I am on a BlackBerry so excuse typos in my blogging. coady; more on Green rite contract -- Jaffer dinner with Mr. Baird -- did he speak of that?

3:46 Jill Mahoney: Gillani: I had no idea whatsoever. I had no idea that Mr. Jaffer met with Mr. Baird at all.

3:47 : JT: Coady: why were you so enthusiastic about your meeting with Mr. Jaffer??

3:47 Jill Mahoney: Gillani: I was exicted. We had met, we had agreed we would form an alliance. They would take on companies I brought to the table. There was no underhandness to that. What would have happened after that, I don't know

3:48 : JT: coady: do you know of any proposals that went forward to gov't? moving on to Environment Min Prentice. What was contact enail addresses for Mr. Jaffer?

3:48 Jill Mahoney: Gillani: The only proposal I know about that went anywhere was the Green Wright proposal because I was cc'd on an email.

3:48 Jill Mahoney: Gillani: I had no info on RLP. I had no idea the deal had been taken anywhere else.

3:48 Jill Mahoney: We're typing as quickly as possible here. Please bear with us!

3:49 : JT: Coady wqants all correspondence between himself and Jaffer. asking whether he was aware of any other Jaffer meetings with gov't

3:49 Jill Mahoney: Gillani: I would be happy to present documents to the committee.

3:50 : JT: Coady: more on Green Rite -- time expired

3:50 Jill Mahoney: Gillani: All correspondence was between me and GPG, think Patrick Glemaud. There were several questions about Green Wright that were sent to Patrick, cc'd to our office and cc'd to Jim Wright.

3:51 : JT: Bloc: you met with him seven times and how did you get to know each other?

3:51 Jill Mahoney: Gillani: I was introduced by my cousin, a Harvard graduate. Our relationship is over because he spoke with the Toronto Star.

3:52 : JT: michel Guimond: what services did he propose for you? What did he offer?

3:52 Jill Mahoney: Gillani: They could take any company we gave them that had viability. They would take it to the necessary gov't body that potentially could fund it. Maybe there was a program specifically designed for that kind of project. They would take it through the government maze.

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