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John LYNCH-STAUNTON

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Goonie, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. Goonie

    Goonie Lonely End of the Rink

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    The CIA has a certain "John LYNCH-STAUNTON" listed as the leader of the Conservative Party of Canada. Do they know something we don't?

    "Bloc Quebecois [Gilles DUCEPPE]; Conservative Party of Canada (a merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party) [John LYNCH-STAUNTON]; Liberal Party [Paul MARTIN]; New Democratic Party [Jack LAYTON] " - CIA

    http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/ca.html

    Personally , I have never heard of the man. Strange.
     
  2. stormbind

    stormbind Retenta personam!

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    I don't know who he is, but a Google search returns:

    http://assembly.coe.int/Members/Alpha/5359-en.asp

    CIA also says

    Lets hope nobody mentions the War on Drugs to President Bush ;)
     
  3. MajII

    MajII Warlord

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    There's another dent in the credibility of the CIA.

    Lynch-Staunton is certainly the leader of the conservative party. Except only in the Senate. There is a big difference there.

    Looks like whoever researched this did little more than run a Google check ... probably less since a five second Google search helped me solve this mystery.

    Edit: Bah. I made a foolish mistake. The CIA was right and I rescind the comment I made of its credibility. Staunton was made the interim party leader before the formal leadership race in March that elected Stephen Harper as the new chief of the Conservative Party of Canada.

    The factbook is incorrect because it is outdated. The next update will correct that.

    There goes my credibility :p
     

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