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Offering a sitting Member of Parliament a financial enticement for their vote is against the law in Canada. Lobbying? Sure; but tit for tat, money on the table? No, No.
Add a comment Add a comment Read more: Condi vs. Putin: Bullying BelgradeYes, I know itâ€™s a stretch and weâ€™re not in a similar crisis (yet), but I canâ€™t help noticing even distant historical parallels.
Foreign corporations, particularly the oil companies, are eager to come to the aid of the suffering Iraqi people with expertise, technology and massive investment -- just as soon as those quarrelsome Arabs settle down and stop killing each other.
According to today's Victoria Times Colonist, Young says that the final tally is still being worked out, but Langford's share of the operation will be over $100,000. The rest of the cost goes to provincial taxpayers.
And his involvement is so sensitive that the White House had adopted a scorched earth policy to thwart all Congressional efforts to probe it.
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Assigned estimates of the find (so far unproved) are up to 2.987 billion barrels of oil and 3.014 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.
Add a comment Add a comment Read more: Gorilla Radio with Chris Cook, Ingmar Lee, Kevin Pina, J9Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, 104.3 cable, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca . He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, www.pacificfreepress.com. You can check out the GR blog at: http://GorillaRadioBlog.blogspot.com
But really, who cares whether they were shacking up on the campaign trail?