The Canadian Press

2000-02-28 | APEC-Chretien

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Prime Minister Chretien announced he would not testify at the APEC inquiry. He told the House of Commons that the federal Justice Department believed it would set a precedent to have a sitting prime minister appear before an inquiry. The opposition accused Chretien of showing absolute contempt for Ted Hughes' investigation into the crackdown on demonstrators at the 1997 Vancouver summit.

Date: 2000-02-28
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 20 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the two prime ministers have been visiting one was Sir John a macdonald more than a hundred years ago and I don't know what was the prime minister Trudeau in camera on national security so the president already cleared and I don't want to create a precedent that might cause problems >>

Clip ID: 20000228CPCN001