The Canadian Press

1978-01-30 | Francis-Fox-Resignation

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Francis Fox announces his resignation as federal solicitor general amid scandal.

Date: 1978-01-30
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 116 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I would like to inform the house sign on Friday I would like to tell the house of the events that led to my resignation a few years ago before I enter the cabin I was involved they've replaced on American woman came pregnant he suddenly applied security permission for therapeutic abortion but her mission to hospital I signed the name of her husband in that meeting Dr this fact has become known in the last few days I discussed it with the prime minister intended my resignation which he has accepted I have today instructed my counsel advised Attorney General the problems concerned so that he may be apprised of the matter Mister speaker these are the facts which the house should not I take full responsibility for the wooden floor honorable members of the media I speak for themselves and not seek further details which would only cause harm to other individuals and families this incident in no way affected the work I undertook a sister general nor was it known to any official with whom I have worked I deeply regret the difficulty that my resignation because the prime minister to my colleagues in the cabinet I consider the great personal honor to have served in the past sixteen months as a member of the cabinet and through it the people of Canada I leave the office of the Surgeon of Canada circumstances which I deeply regret but with the hope that the ministry and its agencies also during my ten that's >>

Clip ID: 19780130CPCN001