The Canadian Press

2003-10-16 | Alliance-Tories-Merger

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The leaders of the federal Conservatives and the Canadian Alliance signed a merger agreement October 15th. The announcement was made the following day at a joint news conference in Ottawa. Alliance leader Stephen Harper called it a historic moment.

Date: 2003-10-16
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 29 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << last night late last night Mr McKay and I signed an agreement in principle to create a new political party the Conservative Party of Canada to contest the next federal election in every riding with every asset of both of our parties the Conservative Party of Canada will combine the institutional history and expertise of the PC party with the grassroots democracy in energy of the Canadian alliance in doing so will confront a liberal government which seeks reelection on little other than the argument that the opposition is divided >>

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