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The History of Canadian Political Corruption

In recent years, there have been a number of high-profile corruption scandals involving Canadian politicians. These scandals have led many people to ask: just how prevalent is political corruption in Canada?

To get a sense of the answer to this question, it helps to take a look at the history of political corruption in Canada. Unfortunately, there are plenty of newsletters such as to choose from. 

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One of the most notorious cases of political corruption in Canadian history occurred in the late 19th century. It was known as the Pacific Scandal, and it involved then-Prime Minister Sir John A. Macdonald and his involvement in the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway.

The scandal came to light when it was revealed that Macdonald had accepted bribes from railway magnate Hugh Allan in exchange for favorable treatment for Allan's company. The revelations resulted in a huge public outcry and ultimately led to Macdonald's resignation from office.

More recently, there was the so-called sponsorship scandal of the early 2000s. This one involved Liberal Party politicians accepting kickbacks in exchange for awarding government contracts to advertising firms. The scandal badly damaged the reputation of the Liberal Party and ultimately led to its defeat in the 2006 federal election.

Jason Chan

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