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Former Laval mayor Gilles Vaillancourt scrums with reporters outside a courtroom in Laval, Que. on Thursday May 9, 2013. The ex-mayor who once seemed unbeatable now faces one of the Criminal Code's most serious charges: directing a criminal organization. (Andy Blatchford/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Former Laval mayor Gilles Vaillancourt scrums with reporters outside a courtroom in Laval, Que. on Thursday May 9, 2013. The ex-mayor who once seemed unbeatable now faces one of the Criminal Code's most serious charges: directing a criminal organization. (Andy Blatchford/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Read NDP Thomas Mulcair's sworn statement about mysterious envelope from Gilles Vaillancourt Add to ...

The mayor of Laval said he “wanted to help” as he offered an envelope in a backroom in 1994 to Thomas Mulcair, the Leader of the NDP who was a candidate for the Quebec Liberals in a provincial election at the time, according to a sworn affidavit. Read the full story.

Below is the sworn statement from Mr. Mulcair in French.

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