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Online petition to recall Charest so popular that server crashes

Anger over alleged corruption

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An online petition calling for the resignation of Quebec Liberal Premier Jean Charest was so popular Monday that demand caused the server to crash. Despite the computer glitch, tens of thousands of people have already added their names to the petition, which was tabled by Quebec solidaire MNA Amir Khadir. Rumours of links between the Charest government, the construction industry have plagued the premier in recent months. Much of the anger is over his refusal to call a public inquiry. On Monday, Quebec’s union of municipalities added their voice to the chorus demanding an inquiry. Charest is fighting back; on Monday, he threatened to sue ADQ leader Gerard Deltell after he implied that Charest has ties to organized crime.

Winnipeg Free Press

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