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  • Montreal man linked to Clark controversy - Presidential candidate claims pressure

    09/18/2003 12:25:15 PM PDT · by areafiftyone · 262 replies · 1,796+ views
    The Star ^ | 9/18/03
    WASHINGTON—A Montreal man has emerged as the key figure in a controversy that has dogged Democratic presidential aspirant Wesley Clark during the summer months. Questions have swirled since June when the former NATO commander alleged on national television that he was pressured to link the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein in a mystery phone call he received. Clark first implied the call, not long after the attacks, might have come from White House, then later said it came from a Middle Eastern think tank in Canada. He has never identified the caller. As Clark kicked...
  • Quebec's lost cause is a lesson for SNP

    04/22/2003 7:34:10 PM PDT · by Happygal · 7 replies · 452+ views
    Evening news (Scotland) ^ | Tue 22 Apr 2003 | Peter MacMahon
    WE are frequently told by the Scottish Nationalists that it is time Scotland took its place in the world as a fully independent nation. The SNP is fond of citing the so-called "velvet divorce" that led to the separation of the Czech Republic from Slovakia as an example of civilised secession. Yet they are not so keen to draw our attention to events that do not fit their world view. Amid the stories of war, the threat of Sars and even the Scottish election you would be forgiven for missing an event of great relevance to Scots politics. Last week,...
  • Quebec Elections: Liberals cruising to majority government

    04/14/2003 8:42:40 PM PDT · by July 4th · 29 replies · 663+ views
    CBC News ^ | 14 Apr 2003 | CBC News
    MONTREAL - CBC News predicts a Liberal majority government in Quebec, making Jean Charest the next premier of the province. It is Charest's first victory as leader of the provincial party after stepping down as leader of the federal Progressive Conservatives. The Liberals defeated the ruling Parti Quebecois and Bernard Landry; and Mario Dumont's upstart Action Démocratique du Québec. All three party leaders won their ridings. In his concession speech, Landry thanked party supporters and congratulated Charest. "I have to congratulate very warmly the leader of the Liberal party who has conducted his troops to a very impressive victory...
  • Quebec Liberal Party Wins Provincial Election

    04/14/2003 6:12:08 PM PDT · by Loyalist · 31 replies · 585+ views
    Vanity | April 14, 2003 | Self
    CBC just projected a Liberal majority government in Quebec elections, Jean Charest premier-designate unseating separatist Parti Quebecois government of Bernard Landry. More later