The Canadian Press

2009-01-10 | Obit Pelletier

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Jean Pelletier, a close confidant of former prime minister Jean Chretien, died of cancer on January 10th at the age of 73. Pelletier, who was also a former mayor of Quebec City, was dubbed the "elegant executioner." He served as Chretien's chief of staff for 11 years. Chretien said hiring Pelletier was one of the best decisions he ever made. (Pelletier was implicated in the federal sponsorship scandal but a Federal Court cleared him in June, 2008.)

Date: 2009-01-10
Placeline: MONTREAL, Quebec.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << he has proved that there's a lot of nobility to be in public service is what he's done and he has made a great name for himself and he has proven proven the public service is an occupation that the should be a respected >>