Steelcitygrit [in exile]

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Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Marc-Yvan Cote back in?

I'm not sure I understand this at all. I don't know the story behind the story, and if Marc-Yvan Côté is an innocent and a fall guy then so be it. But if he isn't... "exaggerated" punishment? A life-long ban from holding a membership in the party? Believe it or not, people can go on to live fairly normal lives without pulling the odd Marie-P. Poulin email out of their junk folders. This isn't Buzz Hargrove - Côté hurt the party dramatically by acting exceptionally unethically. What do you have to do to earn a ban from the party? Why even unearth the issue now? This is very strange to me.

3 Comments:

Blogger wilson61 said...

'During the Gomery inquiry into the scandal, Cote testified that he received $120,000 in $100 bills from the executive director of the party’s Quebec wing. He distributed that money to 12 Liberal candidates in the 1997 federal election.' (CP)

h/t
http://www.dustmybroom.com/?p=5530

10:59 AM  
Blogger Steve said...

Well this party has made it clear that we have enormously and impossibly underestimated the damage the sponsorship scandal did to us, and the need to start fresh.

11:57 AM  
Blogger SteelCityGrit said...

It's looking shockingly that way, eh?

2:42 PM  

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