The Canadian Press

2001-06-29 | Harris Inquiry

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Ontario Premier Mike Harris testified on June 29th that he wasn't warned budget cuts at the Environment Ministry could put people's health at risk. Harris told the public inquiry into the Walkerton tainted water tragedy he had not seen a ministry document warning of the impact of the budget cuts. (Harris also testified the Tories had to act fast after taking office in 1995. He said they had to slash spending because of a much bigger-than-expected deficit.)

Date: 2001-06-29
Placeline: WALKERTON, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << it's certainly at that at no time would I have been briefed or wood cabinet have received any direction that safety would have been compromised today at no time would that have occurred now >>


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