As reported by The Canadian Press:
“Conservative campaign worker resigned Tuesday as pressure built on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to explain startling similarities between a speech he delivered in support of the Iraq war as Opposition leader in 2003 and an address by then-Australian prime minister John Howard.”
Owen Lippert is reported to have said:
“Neither my superiors in the office of the leader of the Opposition nor the leader of the Opposition was aware that I had done so.
“I apologize to all involved and have resigned my position from the Conservative campaign.”
An unfortunate episode, but I guess this sort of thing will happen from time to time.
I wander how long it will take for Stéphane Dion to apologize for falsely accusing the prime minister of plagiarism? I won’t be holding my breath.
[Source: Canadian Press]