Chile's President Sebastian Pinera and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper took part in a joint press conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, May 30, 2013.
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Politics Today – June 2, 2013

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On this edition of Politics Today RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda focuses on the continuing Senate expense scandal “Senategate” and who knew what about a personal cheque made by the Chief of Staff of Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper to a Conservative Senator to cover contested expense claims.

Wojtek also covers a press conference between Chile’s President Sebastien Pinera and Prime Minister Harper where an Chilean environmental body’s decision to stop an open pit gold mine project of Canada’s Barrick Gold corporation was discussed, as well as the Pacific Alliance.

As well, Wojtek mentions the passing of abortion rights advocate Dr Henry Morgentaler, and the annual report of the Chief Electoral Officer of Canada Marc Mayrand.

More information:
RCI – Prime Minister Stephen Harper on ‘Senategate’ (audio) – here
RCI – Canadian abortion advocate, Dr Henry Morgentaler, dies at 90 – here
RCI – Government MP accentuates positive, as judge concludes electoral fraud in 2011 (audio) – here
RCI – Chief Electoral Officer: Canada needs to move from 19th to 21st century (audio) – here

Other links:
RCI – Canadian First Nation Cree leader Ashley Iserfhoff in conversation (audio) – here
RCI – Eritrean diplomat ordered out of Canada – here
RCI – FCM conference focus: ‘Strong Cities, Strong Communities, Strong Canada’ – here

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