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  • Exclusive: China leadership rules Bo case isolated, limits purge: sources(truce?)

    05/25/2012 6:33:25 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 05/25/12 | Benjamin Kang Lim and Chris Buckley
    Exclusive: China leadership rules Bo case isolated, limits purge: sources By Benjamin Kang Lim and Chris Buckley BEIJING | Fri May 25, 2012 2:07am EDT (Reuters) - Chinese President Hu Jintao has demanded senior Communist Party officials stifle tensions over the ousting of ambitious politician Bo Xilai and show unity as they prepare for a change of leadership, sources briefed on recent meetings said. Hu urged the party to close ranks at a meeting of about 200 officials early this month at a Beijing hotel, declaring the downfall of Bo - China's biggest political scandal in two decades - to...
  • Expanding the French Connection

    11/04/2005 11:36:55 AM PST · by paperjam · 22 replies · 3,194+ views
    Self ^ | Friday, November 04, 2005 | Paperjam
    <p>Fox news ran stories last night based on some of the things we were tracking right here in this post. Here is their on line story.</p> <p>As unfinished as my research is, I feel compelled to release what I've found so far as the story cannot wait any longer.  I am not looking for a scoop on anyone or anything, but at the same time I don't want anyone thinking I made this stuff up after the fact either.</p>
  • Canadian Connection (Steyn)

    04/22/2005 2:00:51 PM PDT · by Allan · 14 replies · 1,370+ views
    The Western Standard ^ | February 14, 2005 | Mark Steyn
    The Power behind the thrones   Monday, 14 February 2005 Mark Steyn I always love the bit on the big international news story where they try to find the Canadian angle. A couple of months back, every time I switched on The National, there seemed to be no news at all and Peter Mansbridge was in the middle of some 133-part series of reports on “Canadians making a difference in the world,” which at least three nights a week seemed to be an “encore presentation” of the same worthy soft-focus featurette about some guy helping with an irrigation project in...
  • How Montreal's Power Corp. found itself caught up in the biggest fiasco in UN history

    03/06/2005 7:00:10 AM PST · by MikeEdwards · 7 replies · 832+ views
    Western Standard ^ | March 5, 2005 | Kevin Steel
    Most Canadian companies look forward to the day they earn themselves a mention on the prime-time news. They hire PR firms and spend thousands to harass news editors with press releases to tout their latest acquisition, invention or foreign venture in hopes of convincing someone to give them even a passing mention on the national news–never mind the nearly unimaginable publicity of being plugged on a U.S. newscast. But when Montreal-based Power Corporation of Canada found itself, in late January, the topic of a news story on America’s top-rated Fox News Channel, which draws millions of U.S. and international viewers,...

    01/27/2005 11:31:20 PM PST · by kattracks · 7 replies · 674+ views
    New York Post ^ | 1/28/05
    Paul Volcker was picked by U.N. Sec retary-General Kofi Annan to head an "independent" panel to investi gate the Oil-for-Food scandal ostensibly because of the former Federal Reserve chairman's international credibility. But credibility, like fame, can be fleeting — and Volcker's is fading fast. [snip] As Fox News Channel's Jonathan Hunt reported yesterday, Volcker is smack in the middle of the interlocking global corporations that appear to lie at the very heart of the scandal. Proceed slowly; it's complicated: [snip] * Volcker, along with a close friend named Paul Desmarais, Sr., sits on the advisory council of a Canadian...
  • The Oil-for-Food Scandal - the Canadian Connection

    01/18/2005 1:33:56 PM PST · by Libertas aut Mortis · 16 replies · 1,426+ views ^ | Jan. 18, 2005 | Charles R. Smith
    The Oil-for-Food Scandal – the Canadian Connection Charles R. Smith Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005 "Its all about the oil" was the chant issued by a vast army of protesters around the world. Yes, it may have been "all about the oil" – but it didn't involve Americans, who did not own any of the oil in Iraq, but rather a horde of rich global fat cats who wanted to make millions in a so-called U.N. humanitarian program. One of those who made out like a bandit is a rich Canadian whose bank made millions and whose Paris-based holding companies include...
  • PM (Canada) denies Power Corp. links affected decisions on Iraq

    05/01/2003 5:54:39 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 7 replies · 322+ views
    The National Post ^ | May 1, 2003 | Joe Paraskevas
    Canadian Alliance foreign affairs critic Stockwell Day yesterday questioned whether Jean Chrétien's family associations had any bearing on the government's decision to stay out of the recent war against Iraq. "I do not fault the prime minister's ties with his nephew (Raymond) our ambassador to France," Mr. Day said in the Commons, "or with Paul Desmarais Sr., who is the largest individual shareholder of France's largest corporation, TotalFinaElf, which has billions of dollars of contracts with Saddam's former regime." Mr. Chrétien's only daughter, France, is married to André Desmarais, son of the controlling shareholder of Montreal-based Power Corp., one of...