The Canadian Press

2010-04-09 | Guergis Resigns

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On April 9th, Prime Minister Stephen Harper called in the RCMP to investigate unspecified allegations against embattled status-of-women minister Helena Guergis (hah-LEE'-nah JOR'-jis). (Harper said he had accepted her resignation from cabinet and temporarily ordered her out of the Tory caucus. The moves followed a mushrooming scandal over an airport tantrum, questionable ethics and husband Rahim Jaffer's legal woes. After an investigation, the RCMP announced in July it found no evidence to warrant criminal charges. Nevertheless, Guergis remained persona non grata with the Tories, who refused to allow her to represent the party in the next election. She said she intended to run as an independent conservative.)

Date: 2010-04-09
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I preferred the allegations that the conflict of interest and ethics commissioner and to the RCMP under the circumstances I will not comment on them further miscarriages offered her resignation from the ministry and I accepted it pending resolution she will sit outside of the conservative party caucus >>


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