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Another Liberal Scandal? November 28, 2005

Posted by Binford in Politics.
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I’m a little slow posting this as the blogosphere has been abuzz with this news all weekend:

The Conservatives and the NDP have called for an investigation into the possibility that important information was leaked to Bay Street from Finance Minister Ralph Goodale’s office last week.

The calls came less than a day before a vote in Parliament that’s expected to bring down the Liberal government and send the country into a rare winter election campaign.

On Friday, CBC News reported that trading in many income trusts and dividend-paying stocks became much heavier than usual late Wednesday – just before the government announced that it would not tax trusts and would cut the tax on stocks that pay dividends.

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This has huge implications for the election if it is found that anyone linked to the Liberal party benefited from insider information.  This is a crime, unlike the theft perpetrated by those involved in Adscam, that will not go unpunished and real jail time will be had.  If the allegations are true, could this be what will break the Liberal rule on this country?  Sadly, it’s probably not enough.

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