Sir John A. Macdonald must be rolling in his grave. The first prime minister declared that in order for Canada to remain Canadian, we must have an eastwest transportation system and that it must be subsidized (“Rolling south,” Cover, Feb. 7).
♦Jane Stewart: Need we say more? Jean Chrétien: PM smirks, snickers, while easily deflecting weak opposition questions on GrantScam. But the Little Guy’s Big Ego is showing through. ♦Joe Clark and Preston Manning: Two leaders MIA as House of Commons resumes crucial sitting.
A blizzard of accusations and countercharges flew in the House of Commons as the storm over the Liberal governments cavalier dispersal of over $ 1 billion in grants moved from a media crossfire to the House of Commons. In some of the most boisterous sessions of this Parliament, opposition MPs demanded the resignation of Human Resources Minister Jane Stewart, whose department—according to an internal audit—handed out the federal funds with little or no supervision.
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