Monthly Archives: May, 2004

May Day, May Day… What a May in Canadian politics


May 10 – Jean Brault, president of Groupaction, and Charles Guité arrested by the RCMP for fraud which tells me that the Liberal Sponsorship scandal (AdScam) has some legs and is running now. Unfortunately, in Toronto, the Liberals can do no wrong and will still win the next government.
Proof to that is the fact that just one week later, the quite large, longwinded former hockey executive, Ken Dryden announced his candidacy in the 2004 Canadian election representing the Liberal Party in the Canadian electoral district of York Centre, Ontario.

Mark my words… He will win this seat and he will end up holding on to it for a long time.

In efforts to reduce the power lobby groups have, on May 18 the Supreme Court of Canada upheld a law on spending limit by Lobby groups during elections.

Conservative pain in the butt, Karlheinz Schreiber – he of the Air Bus scandal involving Brian Mulroney – has been ordered extradited to Germany on charges of fraud, bribery, and failure to pay taxes.

And on May 27 – Former Public Works Minister Alfonso Gagliano launches $4.5 million lawsuit against Prime Minister Martin and the federal government.

There is a lot playing out this month. I look forward to tracking it through the years.

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