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Thursday, May 19, 2005

Bribery Among Canadian Politicians

From the CBC:

Conservative MP Gurmant Grewal alleges that the Liberals offered him and his MP wife plum posts if he helped their minority government survive....

Grewal alleges he made an audio recording of the offer, which he said came from Dosanjh and Tim Murphy, Prime Minister Paul Martin's chief of staff.

In the tape recording the MP played for reporters, Murphy can be heard saying, "I think it's a bad idea to have any kind of commitment that involves a specific trade."

Murphy later says explicit discussions about a senate seat wouldn't be helpful and in fact could not take place until after Greywall abstained in the vote, expected at about 5:45 p.m. Thursday.
For crushing details of the accusations and how the media have handled them, read this on London Fog.
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