From The CBC:
Alfonso Gagliano, a former Liberal cabinet minister in charge of the mismanaged federal sponsorship program at the heart of an extensive public inquiry launched in 2004, has bought a Quebec vineyard with a government loan of more than $500,000, according to a media report.
Montreal's La Presse newspaper reported Saturday that the purchase of the Dunham vineyard in Quebec's Eastern Townships was registered last Friday in the Quebec Land Registry for $733,687. The loan from Farm Credit Canada, a federal Crown corporation, was for $550,000.
Gagliano and his family plan to harvest the grapes in the next few weeks and sell their wine under the name Gagliano Vineyard by next spring, the ex-public works minister told La Presse.
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