Few allegations of plagiarism are as damning as this one, produced by researchers for Canada’s Liberal Party against Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper. According to a video posted on YouTube this week, a speech Harper made, urging Canadian involvement in the war on Iraq on the eve of the 2003 invasion had sections of it lifted from one made in Australia.
An official with the Liberal Party in Canada says the discovery was made while researchers were looking for “similarities” between Harper and President George Bush.
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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