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World IN BRIEF : CANADA : Chretien Deputy Quits as Promised

May 02, 1996|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Deputy Prime Minister Sheila Copps resigned from Parliament, fulfilling a 1993 campaign promise to quit if the government failed to abolish an unpopular tax on all goods and services. Prime Minister Jean Chretien's government had pledged in its campaign platform to "replace" the 7% tax adopted by the government of former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, but instead last month moved to merge the federal tax with provincial sales taxes.

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