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Adscam: Sponsorship Scandal 




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Extent of fraud

MONTREAL - The person on trial is Jacques Corriveau, 83, a former Liberal organizer who was a key player in the scandal-plagued sponsorship program.  The trial heard that Mr. Lemay paid commissions of 17.5% to Mr. Corriveau - totaling $7M - on sponsorships he received for print publications and trade shows.   (Globe & Mail) 


Gomery challenges the PMO

OTTAWA - The growing concentration of power in the Prime Minister's Office must be challenged because it is threatening the very democracy that Canadians enjoy, retired Justice John Gomery says.  (Toronto Star)   MORE:  The Whistleblowers Bill and FAIR  

Found guilty

MONTREAL - Former Liberal organizer Jacques Corriveau has been found guilty on 3 fraud-related charges in connection with the federal sponsorship program.  Corriveau, 83, was charged with fraud against the government, forgery and laundering proceeds of crime between 1997 and 2003.  (CTV)  MORE:   Guilty   Guilty on fraud charges   Charges laid   Charged with fraud   Chretien ally charged with fraud   Insider faces charges   Jacques Corriveau



Bid to quash Gomery report

OTTAWA - The e-mails, obtained by CanWest News Service, were recently filed in Mr. Chrétien's ongoing effort to have Judge Gomery's report quashed by the Federal Court of Canada on grounds of alleged bias.  

Showdown brewing over Gomery report

Jean Chretien

$200K payout

PMO wants the money back

Francois Lemieux

Gomery overruled 


Lawsuit grows to $63M

OTTAWA - The federal government will spend about $665,000 in lawyers fees alone - plus court costs - in order to recoup the $63 million it says was lost in improperly awarded contracts related to the federal sponsorship scandal. 

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Crown wants stolen cash

Liberals' ethnic exploitation to be tested

Ad exec staying behind bars

Charles (Chuck) Guite

AG targets the taxman

Liberal sleaze laid bare


$14M plus for inquiry

OTTAWA - A public inquiry into controversial business dealings between Brian Mulroney and Karlheinz Schreiber will cost taxpayers more than $14M.

Airbus affair

Karlheinz Schreiber

Brian Mulroney

Frank Moores


Master crooks

The Liberal Party of Canada is the largest white-collar crime organization in the country.   Yves Lavigne, a Toronto-area journalist and the leading civilian authority on the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club, agrees.   (Calgary Sun)

Liberal drift?

The Gang's All Here

Revolution needed in revolting Canada



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Captain's Quarters


Small dead animals


A certified general accountant, Alfonso Gagliano married Ersilia Gidaro in 1965 and the couple had three children. Gagliano got his start in politics in 1977 as a school board trustee in Montreal, becoming chairman of the Jerome-LeRoyer School Board six years later.   He was elected to the House of Commons in 1984, serving as Opposition critic for small business, industry and immigration before becoming the Liberal whip in 1991. When Chrétien swept to power in 1993, Gagliano was named chief government whip and later became minister of labour, then minister of public works after getting re-elected for a fourth time in June 1997

Alfonso Gagliano

Gagliano's criminal background check

Here for the first time, by way of Access to Information, is the RCMP's first background check (.pdf) done before Jean Chrétien first appointed him to Cabinet. (Western Standard)

Bookkeeping is a Dangerous Business

Gagliano denies mob link

Angels, Mobsters and Narco-Terrorists

Findings involving Chrétien struck down

Business as usual

The former minister who knew too little



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