Coffin sent more than $1.5 million worth of falsified advertising invoices to the Canadian federal government between 1997 and 2002. The scandal developed during the term of former Liberal Party Prime Minister Jean Chretien [CBC profile] in the mid-1990's and involved the awarding of lucrative advertising contracts to Liberal ad agencies in Quebec in return for little or no work. It was extensively investigated by a judicial inquiry led by Justice John Gomery, who issued his most recent report [JURIST report] in February. CBC News has more.
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