The Canadian Press

1996-05-01 | Copps Newser

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Sheila Copps dithered. But she finally succumbed to the pressure and quit. She had promised during the election campaign to resign if the Liberal government didn't scrap the GST, and it was clear that wasn't going to happen. The deputy prime minister and Heritage Minister said it was a deeply personal decision. (Prime Minister Chretien called a June 17th byelection in Hamilton East, and Copps was re-elected.)

Date: 1996-05-01
Placeline: HAMILTON, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 21 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I think Monday was Monday of this week I was at the bank machine and it was probably the first time in my political career that I wasn't able to look somebody straight in the eye for me it's important that I can look Canadian straight in the eye and I think that the only way to clear the air is to step down and put my fate in the hands of the people which is what I intend to do >>