...stuff like this comes to my attention.
The government is trying to find out what happened to a federal sponsorship grant that was supposed to aid the famed Bluenose II schooner, but apparently never arrived.It's a multi-topic news story! It fits neatly into both the Adscam debacle, and the recent stream of 'crazy' news out of Nova Scotia. Ah, politics and money - was there ever a worse coupling?
"We're tracing funds that may have gone adrift, and we will be getting them back," Public Works Minister Stephen Owen told the Commons on Monday.
At issue is a $2.3-million cheque that was directed to the Bluenose through Lafleur Communications, a Montreal ad agency that played a key role in the now-disgraced sponsorship program.
The trust that oversees the schooner - a major tourist attraction in Nova Scotia - says it received only $359,000.
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