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Thursday January 5, 2006
Finance Minister Ralph Goodale met yesterday with
RCMP investigators probing allegations that Liberal
government insiders may have leaked
market-moving information related to tax policy on
income trusts.

Goodale met in Regina with police for a little more
than an hour and later described the session as "a
good and constructive meeting," said his press
secretary Pat Breton.

Last week, the RCMP dropped a bombshell in the
middle of the federal election campaign by
confirming they had begun a criminal investigation
into the possibility of a leak from the Liberal
government prior to a November announcement on
taxation of income trusts.

The Mounties also noted in a statement at that time
that they had "no evidence of wrongdoing or illegal
activity on the part of anyone associated to this
investigation," including Goodale.

But opposition MPs wasted no time in condemning
the Liberals and portraying the party as rife with
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