...Chretien and Martin just weren't enough...
"Quebecers do not deserve to be in a permanent opposition in Ottawa. Their place is in power," Ignatieff said, pausing for applause.Thus spake the Puffin King... you know... the guy who didn't live in Canada for how many decades?
"The time has come for Quebecers to get their place back in Ottawa."
Wanna know what else the four musketeers had in common?
They were all solidly wired in... at one point or another... to Quebec's Power Corporation.
Chretien let him cool his jets for two and a half hours in the foyer before having him ushered in. The commissioner was looking like a loose cannon, but Chretien had to be extremely careful about what he said and how he said it. The Desmarais connection was as touchy a subject as there could be.A highlight of the book is Palango's take on the Maher Arar affair. It knocked me on my ass.
Chretien's predecessor, Brian Mulroney, was back working with the Desmarais family on Power Corp.'s international board of advisers.
Chretien did not even risk raising the family name.
Pick up the book and get a look at the "sausage factory" of Canadian politics... and policing.
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