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QP Live: Quebec corruption seeps into federal circles

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QP Live: Quebec corruption seeps into federal circles

  1. Duffy and Wallin have both worked for the CBC. Should we now say that corruption is seeping in at the CBC?

    Consistency is of the essence, non?

    • Duffy left the CBC in 1988, Wallin in 1995. I suppose we could blame the CBC (if we are morons) but the CPC appears to be the more relevant commonality between these two (and a whole long list of others). See today’s news for another example of a deeply-embedded CPC creep who has run into some legal problems.

    • You’re defining consistency?
      Excellent.

  2. Quebec corruption seeps into federal circles………been there for a hundred years.

    Latest manifestations would be the Chretien/Martin Liberal years.

    • Er, no, the “latest” would be the former Conservative cadidate and staffer as noted above.

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