Nov 21, 2013
By AM740 Staff
Prime Minister Harper was in Lac-Megantic, Quebec today. He announced that his government will pay at least 95-million dollars to help decontaminate the town.
The prime minister says tragic events like July’s train derailment that killed 47 people are unacceptable. Mr. Harper also spoke for the first time about Rob Ford and the scandal that’s surrounding the mayor. Harper joked that he’s heard Ford say publicly he wants to be prime minister something the Prime Minister says he clearly can’t support adding that it’s up to Toronto voters to decide who they want as mayor. OPP Commissioner, Chris Lewis has also commented on the scandal surrounding the Mayor. He’s says he’s never seen anything like it in his 35-plus years with the OPP. Ford’s admission to having smoked crack cocaine quote: probably in one of my drunken stupors made him a target of international ridicule and resulted in his being stripped of most of his mayoral powers on Monday.