The Canadian Press

1998-11-20 | Chretien Scott

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Prime Minister Jean Chretien couldn't escape the Andy Scott controversy while speaking with reporters in Beijing. He said he had talked to the solicitor general and deputy prime minister Herb Gray about an affidavit that seemed to corroborate statements made by an NDP MP who had accused Scott of prejudging the outcome of an inquiry into RCMP actions at the Vancouver APEC summit in 1997. Scott was overheard speaking about the issue to a friend on an airline flight and resigned from cabinet on Nov. 23.

Date: 1998-11-20
Placeline: BEIJING, China.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 42 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << what was being said yeah but you know what that's no proof course was snooping no doubt about it I never said he was not snooping but it was a private conversation between a lawyer friend of Andy's car. Came into public and thus the end and the day after that it's confirmed that it was a private discussion where they discussed many things and and the lawyer said it was he was a witness and the pain is where are you are you think it's okay to talk about public business as long as I private conversation there was nothing in the discussion that was a secret of the cabinet we discussed public business all the time I do I do you ask me questions >>