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Political Scandals: The Human Resources boondoggle

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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Cabinet minister Jane Stewart is under fire over $1 billion in questionable employment program grants.
Medium: Television
Program: The National
Broadcast Date: Feb. 7, 2000
Guest(s): Diane Ablonczy, Jean Chrétien, Arthur Kruger, Barry McLaughlin, Michael Roche, Jane Stewart
Host: Brian Stewart
Reporter: Keith Boag
Duration: 9:44

Last updated: May 23, 2013

Page consulted on September 10, 2014

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