June 14, 1989 |
In an apparent attempt to win back the hearts of the Canadian people, Ben Johnson delivered an emotional mea culpa here Tuesday, accepting full responsibility for eight years of anabolic steroid use and advising young athletes that they should not cheat. After testifying Monday that he had simply followed orders from his coach when he began taking steroids and other banned performance-enhancing substances in the early 1980s, Johnson told the Canadian government's commission of inquiry into drug use that he would accept the blame.
April 16, 2003 |
Quebec Liberal Leader Jean Charest, whose party swept the separatist Parti Quebecois from power, said he will soon unveil a transition government as the French-speaking province moves to launch cooperation with the rest of Canada. Charest's Liberals, who favor Canadian unity, won 76 seats in the Quebec legislature, against 45 seats for the Parti Quebecois and four for the conservative Action Democratique. The transfer of power is set for the last week of April.
October 29, 1998 |
The pro-independence provincial government of Quebec has called an election for Nov. 30. The decision, announced by Premier Lucien Bouchard, officially launches a campaign battle between two charismatic politicians who disagree over whether the mostly French-speaking province should stay in Canada. Bouchard is seeking a second term for his separatist Parti Quebecois. But opponent Jean Charest of the Quebec Liberal Party carries the hopes of a united Canada.
June 22, 1993
Canada's prime minister-elect, Kim Campbell, faces a busy week as she must assemble her Cabinet before being sworn in as Canada's first female prime minister on Friday. The 46-year-old lawyer has taken a low-key approach since winning the leadership of the ruling Progressive Conservative party last week, trying among other things to patch up her relationship with Jean Charest, 34, the current minister of environment and the man she defeated for the top job.