Monday, August 10, 2009

Former Judge John Gomery Boosts Projet Montréal's Ethical Credentials

Former judge John Gomery (left) talks with Richard Bergeron at the latter's Montreal home Aug. 6, 2009. Gomery will support Bergeron's Projet Montréal party in the next Montreal municipal election campaign. Photograph by: John Kenney, Montreal Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

Richard Bergeron's Projet Montréal, the third party in the Nov. 1 city election, will receive the biggest boost in its five-year history today.

John Gomery, the now-retired judge who headed the federal inquiry into the sponsorship scandal, is to announce at a news conference that he will be honorary chairperson of the party's fundraising campaign.

This will be Gomery's first dip into partisan politics. It is important for two reasons.

First, his leadership of the sponsorship probe in 2004-05 made him Canada's leading expert on political corruption. His informed indignation also made him a national symbol of probity. His symbolic watchdog role at Projet Montréal thus gives that party unusual ethical stature.

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My Comment: What a puff piece .... but considering who the opponents are, maybe not a stretch after all.

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