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  • Klein not sorry for Stronach, Rae jokes

    11/09/2006 8:41:26 PM PST · by Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... · 16 replies · 867+ views
    Toronto Star ^ | November 9, 2006 | Jim MacDonal
    EDMONTON ? Alberta Premier Ralph Klein is making no apologies for his stinging, shoot-from-the-lip comments about other politicians in the weeks leading up to his retirement from politics. Klein was seen on the Rick Mercer Report on Tuesday telling a national TV audience that Liberal leadership hopeful Bob Rae is politically "stupid." Then Tuesday at a roast in Calgary, the premier made a crude sexual joke about the relationship Ontario MP Belinda Stronach had with fellow MP Peter MacKay before she bolted from the Conservatives to join the Liberals. "I don't think she ever did have a Conservative bone in...
  • Clinton's appeal helps a charity

    06/29/2006 3:21:49 PM PDT · by Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... · 6 replies · 239+ views
    Clinton's appeal helps a charity (Jun 29, 2006) A small, local charitable organization has pulled off a fund- raising coup that would be the envy of much bigger charities in much bigger communities. The Catholic Family Counselling Centre has arranged to bring former U.S. president Bill Clinton to talk to a lunchtime gathering in November. The family counselling centre will use the money raised by sponsors and tickets to set up a domestic violence program. The centre needs about $1.6 million to expand its office at 400 Queen St. S. in Kitchener. To be sure, Clinton receives a significant fee...
  • Clinton coming to town for local charity

    06/29/2006 3:15:28 PM PDT · by Asfarastheeastisfromthewest... · 9 replies · 493+ views
    Kitchener Waterloo Record ^ | June 28, 2006 | TAMSIN MCMAHON
    Clinton coming to town for local charity TAMSIN MCMAHON ASSOCIATED PRESS Former U.S. president Bill Clinton. WATERLOO REGION (Jun 28, 2006) A small local charity has managed to attract one of the world's most sought-after speakers. Former U.S. president Bill Clinton has accepted an invitation to speak at a luncheon Nov. 8 for the Catholic Family Counselling Centre. The event is part of the centre's bid to raise $1.6 million to expand its downtown Kitchener office for a new domestic violence program. The agency is still negotiating Clinton's fee, but the ex-president has parlayed his political experience into a career...