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2009-07-08 07:38:00

VANCOUVER, July 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Robert Friedland, Executive Chairman of Ivanhoe Energy, and Co-Chairman of its China-focused subsidiary, Sunwing Energy, today announced the appointment of the Right Honourable Jean Chretien, the 20th Prime Minister of Canada, as senior international adviser to the company. Mr. Chretien has been active in Canadian and global development circles as a lawyer with the Canada-based international law firm, Heenan Blaikie, since retiring as Prime Minister...

2006-02-02 14:37:49

By Randall Palmer OTTAWA (Reuters) - His political dreams cut short, Paul Martin bowed out of the Canadian limelight on Thursday admitting errors but affirming that he had done a lot for the country first as finance minister and then as prime minister. Martin worked 15 years to become prime minister, took over in late 2003 amid huge expectations, only to flame out in the January 23 election in the worst Liberal performance since 1988. "Did we make mistakes? Probably. Do I have...

2006-02-01 14:45:53

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - The inquiry into a corruption scandal that brought down Canada's Liberal government recommended on Wednesday that an array of tough new rules be introduced to prevent wrongdoing by unelected officials. In his second and final report into the affair, Judge John Gomery said the office of the prime minister has become too powerful over the years and called for Parliament to keep a closer eye on the government. "Parliament's capacity to exercise its...

2006-01-12 13:37:36

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's once mighty Liberal Party is in serious trouble in the final run-up to the January 23 election, beset by a stumbling campaign, internal divisions and a series of embarrassing gaffes. The party, in power since 1993, has dominated Canadian politics for a century. It is famed for its professionalism and long ago earned the nickname "The Big Red Machine." But the Liberals never really recovered from a kickback scandal in 2004, which badly...

2005-11-30 19:29:06

By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren COTEAU-DU-LAC, Quebec/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Paul Martin tried to play the emotional national-unity card on the first full day of the Canadian election campaign on Wednesday, but a patronage scandal that dogged his Liberal government returned to haunt him. The scandal -- in which some Liberal organizers in Quebec funneled government sponsorship money to pro-Liberal advertising firms and demanded kickbacks -- has boosted support for...

2005-11-30 17:02:20

By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren COTEAU-DU-LAC, Quebec/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin played the emotional unity card on the first full day of his re-election bid on Wednesday but his message was soon overshadowed by the patronage scandal that brought down his Liberal government. The scandal of how some Liberal organizers in Quebec funneled money to pro-Liberal firms has boosted support for the separatist Bloc Quebecois, a federal party that wants...

2005-11-30 15:48:56

By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren COTEAU-DU-LAC, Quebec/OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin played the emotional unity card on the first full day of his re-election bid on Wednesday but his message was soon overshadowed by the patronage scandal that brought down his Liberal government. The scandal of how some Liberal organizers in Quebec funneled money to pro-Liberal firms has boosted support for the separatist Bloc Quebecois, a federal party that wants...

2005-11-01 14:54:19

By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Members of Canada's ruling Liberal party ran an elaborate kickback scheme to illegally fund election campaigns, but Prime Minister Paul Martin knew nothing about the wrongdoing, a report into a damaging government corruption scandal said on Tuesday. Inquiry head Judge John Gomery highlighted greed, incompetence, carelessness and venality as the main problems in a deeply flawed government advertising program to promote Canadian...

2005-11-01 13:00:40

By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Former Canadian prime minister Jean Chretien shares the blame for a government scandal laced by greed, incompetence, carelessness and venality, but Prime Minister Paul Martin, a fellow Liberal, is off the hook, an official report said on Tuesday. The report of an inquiry into a deeply flawed government advertising program to promote Canadian unity also said senior Liberal officials in French-speaking Quebec had engaged in an...


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lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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