'Baseless allegations and unfounded assertions'

Canwest gets hold of Helena Guergis’ letter of resignation.

In the resignation letter she submitted to Harper, a copy of which was obtained by Canwest News Service, Guergis said: “I take responsibility for any errors I may have made, but at no time did I compromise my oath as a Member of the Privy Council.

“It has become apparent through baseless allegations and unfounded assertions made about my family that I need to step aside to allow for the good work of our government to continue serving Canadians,” she wrote.

CTV adds what it can in the way of details, including the curious observation that one of the allegations is so sensitive those who’ve heard it won’t speak of it.

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