INDEPTH: Jean Chrétien; L'Affair Grand-Mere

CBC News Online, 26 January 2006

The controversy surrounding former prime minister Jean Chrétien's involvement in two properties in his riding is rooted in events that are more than a decade old.

But the details were only made public after a series of media reports, a lawsuit and a barrage of questions raised by a united opposition in the House of Commons.

Chrétien sold his stake in the Auberge Grand-Mère resort just before becoming prime minister and sold his shares in the Grand-Mère Golf Course shortly after that. But he wasn't paid for the golf course shares until 1999. The issue at the heart of the debate was, when exactly did Chrétien stop having an "interest" in the properties? [...]

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