The Canadian Press

2002-05-24 | RCMP-Groupaction

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The Mounties launched a criminal investigation of federal contracts awarded to Montreal advertising agency Groupaction Marketing. Auditor General Sheila Fraser referred the matter to the Mounties last May after concluding the public works department broke "just about every rule in the book" in awarding three contracts, worth 1.6 million dollars. Canadian Alliance Leader Stephen Harper said a public inquiry was needed into the Groupaction affair.

Date: 2002-05-24
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 19 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << I think the mere existence of a police investigation indicates that we should have a wider public enquiring into, into the practices that are going on here, practices involving, government advertising contracting and the relationship of that, to donations to the governing party >>

Clip ID: 20020524CPCN002