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Copyright - Graeme MacKay (www.mackaycartoons.net)
February 9, 2005
Appearing before the federal Inquiry on the Sponsorship scandal, Jean Chretien admitted the program wasn't perfect. He said that while he created the program, he did not manage it. He reiterated that if any "unscrupulous" person used the sponsorship program or any other government program to "line their pockets", they should be punished. Chretien wrapped up his opening statement by saying that when he retired, Canada's books were balanced, and the threat of sovereignty had faded away.