Friday, May 06, 2005

Grits at 44% in Ontario !!!

I see from the Toronto Sun today that the Grits have rebounded further in the polls. Here in Upper Canada they sit just shy of 44%.

Beliveau said a few weeks prior to the launch of the 1997 federal election, Corriveau handed him about $100,000 in $20 and $100 bills after he told him that the party needed $300,000 to mobilize troops in Quebec. "I thought he'd be able to get that money and he did," he said.

Beliveau testified that in late 1997 he asked Corriveau for another $8,000 to pay off a business that was owed money by failed Quebec City Liberal candidate Helene Sherrer, who is now PM Paul Martin's principal secretary.
Beliveau said he got a total of $121,500 in cash from Brault after asking Liberal organizer Renaud, who was also a Groupaction subcontractor, to lobby his boss for donations.

Beliveau, who broke down and wept into a handkerchief before leaving the stand, said he handed the envelopes of cash to former Liberal executive member Benoit Corbeil, admitting that they were never registered in the party books and broke financing laws.
Who says crime doesn't pay?

I'm off to scout camp this weekend with Liam the Mad.

4 Comments:

At 10:20 AM, May 07, 2005 , Blogger Kermit said...

Every one seems to have a price. Some prices are simply higher than others. Some are 30 pieces of silver. Judas also wept.

Slight change of subject...

I need some help here. I have a feeling that the U.S. news services are "spinning" the election in Great Britain to be a repudiation of Tony Blair's role in Iraq.

I'm seeing an amazing 3rd term and gains in conservative representation in the House of Commons.

Where is the "un-spun" truth of the matter? Directions to a reliable link or commentary would be perfectly adequate.

Pax et bonum,

Kermit

PS - glad that the retreat was a success. My wife and I are 3rd Order Franciscans, though of an English Catholic bent...

PPS - my 2nd form Latin still sucks after a modest 60 years.

 
At 8:02 AM, May 09, 2005 , Blogger John the Mad said...

The British public is very unhappy about the failute to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, which was the justification for the war.

Having said that, Blair did win an unprecedented third majority government.

I'll look for a good link.

 
At 12:22 PM, May 09, 2005 , Blogger Kermit said...

Thanx...

Kermit the Green Hopper

Definitely not a 'Super Hero', but I did used to be a Scoutmaster.

 
At 3:34 PM, May 09, 2005 , Blogger John the Mad said...

Kermit:
Labour lost about 100 seats, but almost all of them went to the Conservatives, who supported the Iraqi war as much as PM Blair. This would suggest that Blair's domestic agenda was the primary cause of discontent, e.g., his retooling of medicare.

Try this link.

http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/election2005/articles/18428526?source=Evening%20Standard&ct=5

Scoutmaster are good guys in my book. I'm the group commissioner for my son's troop. "Be prepared!"

 

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