Gagliano Defends Sponsorship Program
Gagliano openly admitted to playing a role in the program. He further expressed shock and anger that Prime Minister Martin had cancelled the program. Gagliano claimed it played a great role in fighting the Quebe sovereignty movement.
More explosive, however, was Gagliano's implication that Mr. Martin was waist deep in the scandal.
"He was there. He participated and he agreed – all the ministers agreed with that strategy," said Gagliano. "It's nice and dandy now to say, oh, I didn't know anything."
The Conservatives have renewed their assault on the Prime Minister and his possible role in the sponsorship scandal which has tainted the Liberal Party for nearly a year.
Further damage could be done in a few months when Mr. Gagliano testifies before the Gomer commission.