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Political scandals: Francis Fox's public confession

Pepper spray, tainted tuna and miracle cucumbers have all played their part in Canada’s long tradition of political misconduct. Be it lack of judgement or for personal gain, politicians misbehave. They get caught. The public is outraged. Then all is pretty much forgotten. And the cycle starts again. From John A. Macdonald and the Pacific railway fiasco to the sponsorship affair, CBC Archives looks back at some of the biggest scandals, boondoggles and white elephants in Canadian politics.

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Solicitor General Francis Fox shocks the nation with his intensely personal confession.
Medium: Television
Program: CBC News
Broadcast Date: Jan. 30, 1978
Guest(s): Francis Fox, Pierre Elliott Trudeau
Duration: 8:34

Last updated: June 25, 2014

Page consulted on June 25, 2014

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