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2005-11-29 19:11:15

By Gilbert Le Gras and Randall Palmer OTTAWA (Reuters) - It was expected to be hard-edged, personal and nasty, and less than half a day into Canada's election campaign it turned out to be just that. Prime Minister Paul Martin kicked off what is likely to be a bruising eight-week campaign on Tuesday by portraying his main rival as mean-spirited and unpatriotic. "So, what do you think of your Christmas present from Stephen Harper," Martin said to at his first Liberal Party campaign...

2005-11-29 18:54:35

By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin launched a rare winter election campaign on Tuesday after his minority Liberal government lost a vote of confidence on Monday night over a corruption scandal. Martin spoke to Governor General Michaelle Jean, representative of head of state Queen Elizabeth, to have Parliament formally dissolved and set the vote for January 23. It was the fifth time in Canadian history that a minority...

2005-11-29 16:20:01

By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin launched a rare winter election campaign on Tuesday after his minority Liberal government lost a vote of confidence on Monday night over a corruption scandal. Martin spoke to Governor General Michaelle Jean, representative of head of state Queen Elizabeth, to have Parliament formally dissolved and set the vote for January 23. It was the fifth time in Canadian history that a minority...

2005-11-29 10:43:21

By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Prime Minister Paul Martin launched an election campaign on Tuesday with a slim lead in the polls after his minority government was toppled in Parliament on Monday night over a corruption scandal. Martin informed Governor-General Michaelle Jean, representative of head of state Queen Elizabeth, that his Liberal government had lost the confidence of Parliament and emerged from her official residence to announce the election...

2005-11-29 09:56:13

TORONTO (Reuters) - If a federal election is called on Tuesday, Canada's minority Liberal government will hit the campaign trail with a six-percentage-point lead, according to a new poll. The government lost a vote of confidence on Monday, ending a 17-month stay in office that was largely overshadowed by a patronage scandal. Prime Minister Paul Martin quickly announced he would visit Governor General Michaelle Jean -- the representative of head of state Queen Elizabeth -- at 9.30...

2005-11-27 13:13:06

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's scandal-tainted minority Liberal government is set to be defeated on Monday after 17 months in power, triggering the first winter election campaign the country has seen in more than 25 years. The three opposition parties, which control a majority of seats in the House of Commons elected chamber, say Prime Minister Paul Martin is presiding over a corrupt administration and must be forced from power. Parliament will vote at about 6:45...

2005-11-27 08:15:05

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's scandal-tainted minority Liberal government is set to be defeated on Monday after 17 months in power, triggering the first winter election campaign the country has seen in more than 25 years. The three opposition parties, which control a majority of seats in the House of Commons elected chamber of parliament, say Prime Minister Paul Martin is presiding over a corrupt administration and must be forced from power. Parliament will vote at...

2005-11-26 03:32:41

By Randall Palmer OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, threatening legal action, demanded on Friday that the Conservative opposition apologize for comments linking his minority Liberals to organized crime. Martin's government is expected to be brought down in Parliament on Monday evening over a scandal involving kickbacks from government contracts, and election fever is gripping political parties. Martin protested, however, that Conservative leader Stephen Harper...

2005-11-13 20:59:56

By Randall Palmer OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's three opposition parties threatened on Sunday to bring down the minority Liberal government this month if Prime Minister Paul Martin did not agree to their demands for a February election. But Martin's team dismissed their demand as insincere and dared them to go ahead and topple the government and accept the consequences of an election campaign spanning the Christmas season. "If the opposition wish to force an earlier election, that is...

2005-11-05 07:38:14

By Janet Guttsman TORONTO (Reuters) - A report into a corruption scandal has vaulted the opposition Conservatives ahead of the ruling Liberals in an opinion poll published on Saturday, boosting the chances of an early vote to bring Canada's minority government down. The poll, conducted by Strategic Counsel for the Globe and Mail newspaper, showed 31 percent of voters would back the Conservatives if an election were held now, up from 25 percent three weeks ago. Support for the...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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