Quebec's former lieutenant governor says she was the best in the country.
Lise Thibault is on trial for fraud, breach of trust, and the fabrication and use of false documents. A six-hour recording of her being interogated by police officers has been released to a Quebec city courtroom.
In it, she says she was one of the nation's most active in her position. "On the whole of Canada, it was Quebec that had the best lieutenant governor," she says.
Over the course of her conversation, she complains to police about her 100-thousand dollar salary, saying that she often signed appointments for high-level civil servants who were making more than her.
And, she dicussed why she claimed expenses for activities that were not on her official agenda. She describes one situation where she met a boy with serious burns while she was golfing.
"I knew that if the Queen had been placed in a situation like that she would perhaps have dared to change her agenda. But, I gave myself the permission, sir."
At another point in the tape, Thibault says the auditor general had been "very simply disgusting."