"Merry Christmas, Liberal Party, from Uncle Jean"
The Sponsorship Scandal, it's back. The cops have charged Jacques Corriveau with fraud, forgery and laundering the proceeds of crime in connection with what we may vaguely remember as the Sponsorship Scandal. You know, the Chretien-era landmine that blew the legs off prime minister Paul Martin and brought Stephen Harper to power.
Corriveau, described by Justice John Gomery as a "close personal friend" of Jean Chretien, is alleged to have run a kickback scheme on sponsorship scandal contracts, some of the money from which supposedly went into Liberal Party coffers.
Oh, yippee. The Cons didn't miss a beat reminding Canadians that this was the very same Liberal Party now led by Trudeau the Lesser.