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Pelletier fired from Via Rail

Chris

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About time.

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Pelletier fired from Via Rail
Last Updated Mon, 01 Mar 2004 12:47:14
OTTAWA - Jean Pelletier has been fired as chair of Via Rail after comments he made about former Olympic gold medallist Myriam Bedard.

Bedard said last week that she was forced out of her marketing job at Via after she raised questions about excessive billing by one of the companies at the heart of the sponsorship scandal.

Pelletier responded by calling Bedard a "pitiful" single mother who was trying to attract attention to herself. He later apologized under pressure from politicians of all stripes, including Prime Minister Paul Martin.




Written by CBC News Online staff
 
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