The Canadian Press

2001-02-02 | Russian Diplomat

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Foreign Affairs Minister John Manley was asking questions on February 2nd about his own department's handling of a Russian diplomat who was suspected of impaired driving. A 1999 note of apology from the department to the Russians said Ottawa police acted acceptably in the diplomat's arrest and handcuffing -- Manley wanted to know why the department returned his suspended drivers' permit. (That same diplomat was charged with impaired driving the previous week in the death of an Ottawa woman.)

Date: 2001-02-02
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << should there have been enough sensitivity to the fact that this incident occurred that other action ought to have been taken fine apologize for the handcuffing but I'd like to know from my Deputy what his views might be on example to return the license >>