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2005-11-05 07:37:14

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...

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...

2005-11-01 10:48:44

By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Former Canadian prime minister Jean Chretien shares the blame for a government sponsorship scandal marred 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 scandal centers on a sponsorship program set up in 1996 after an referendum about independence in Quebec failed narrowly. The program aimed to boost the cause of...

2005-11-01 10:23:38

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The inquiry into a Canadian government corruption scandal said on Tuesday that senior officials in the Quebec branch of the ruling Liberal Party had engaged in a kickback scheme and in illegal financing, but it said Prime Minister Paul Martin was not to blame. The initial report by Judge John Gomery into the scandal is likely to embarrass the Liberal team as it prepares for an election early next year. The scandal centers on a sponsorship program set up by the...

2005-10-30 11:12:14

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada will not give up on a long running timber trade dispute with the United States and is ready to go to court for what is "rightfully ours," Prime Minister Paul Martin said on Sunday. In his first weekly radio address to Canadians, Paul Martin said the United States had repeatedly ignored rulings from panels set up under the North American Free Trade Agreement in the long-running softwood lumber dispute. "Our two nations ... have a trading relationship that...

2005-10-24 07:23:11

By David Ljunggren QUEBEC CITY, Quebec (Reuters) - A decade after a referendum on whether Quebec should break away from Canada failed by a whisker, the pro-independence movement in the French-speaking province is anxious to try its luck again. Fury about a federal government patronage scandal has pushed support among Quebecers for sovereignty above 50 percent in some opinion polls, a level not seen for years. The separatist Parti Quebecois says it will call another referendum...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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