Caught up a little on my Canadian news during my stay, and boy, that Canada's got a heck of a political scandal juggernaut brewing up there. Calls for the Prime Minister to resign
, Defense Minister Art Eggleton removed for granting a five-figure government contract to an ex-girlfriend
then claiming it was acceptable since the money came out of his own ministerial (but still tax-provided) fund, various other ministers getting free vacations
, courtesy of an advertising agency who later landed a government contract for which no other agency was invited to submit a bid
...well, it's all rather overwhelming for Prime Minister Jean Chretien's Liberal government, especially now that all the Canadian teams have been eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs.