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Linchpin in 'NAFTA-Gate' to Step Down

Canadian PM's chief of staff linked to leaks about Obama talks

(Newser) - Ian Brodie, chief of staff to Canada's prime minister and the key figure in the "NAFTA-gate" scandal, will step down by summer, the Globe and Mail reports. Brodie, the architect of the Conservative Party's victory in 2006 elections, is under investigation in leaks that clouded the Democratic primary in... More »

Canada's US Envoy Urged to Resign Over NAFTA-Gate

Ambassador admits speaking to reporter

(Newser) - The scope of the Barack Obama NAFTA memo scandal widened again yesterday, with Canadian opposition legislators calling for the resignation of Canada's ambassador to the US after he was implicated, the Globe and Mail reports. Michael Wilson admitted speaking to the reporter who broke the story that the candidate was... More »

Canadian PM Widens Probe of NAFTA Leak

Harper's chief of staff accused of releasing Obama memo

(Newser) - Amid cross-party outcry, the prime minister of Canada says he'll expand an investigation into the NAFTA leak that may have contributed to Barack Obama's loss in Ohio, reports the Globe and Mail. The opposition is calling for the head of Ian Brodie, PM Stephen Harper's chief of staff, who is... More »

Canada Leak 'Regrettable,' Envoy Says

Ambassador says disclosure of Obama memo not 'interference' in US politics

(Newser) - A memo leaked by Canadian diplomats was "regrettable," the US ambassador to Ottawa said today, but not, as he hinted earlier, "interference" in America's electoral process, Reuters reports. The document detailed a meeting between Canadian officials and a member of Barack Obama's campaign, who said Obama wasn't... More »

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