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Lawrence Martin: Stories You Must be Naive to Believe
By Lawrence Martin, iPolitics.ca, 23 June 2011
News this week that the RCMP are looking into G8 funding irregularities raised the stakes on a matter the Harper government hoped was being forgotten. Tony Clement is alleged to have run a $50-million political fund for his and neighbouring northern Ontario ridings under the guise of projects to ease Canada-U.S. border congestion.
If, as the Conservatives’ claim, all hands are clean, why is Clement, now Treasury Board president, not allowed to speak? Why does he refuse day after day to answer pointed questions in the House? The government’s idea of accountability is to have John Baird, court jester in the Commons, stand to provide non-answers. (...)
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