"I would, Mr. Speaker, indicate to you that the way in which this case has been handled, including by myself, has been unfortunate."
February 18, 2011 6:27 AM Subscribe
The power of three letters "N - O - T".
Canada's "International Cooperation Minister Bev Oda
on Monday admitted she was behind the mysterious “not”
that was handwritten on a government document that ended funding for church-backed aid organization KAIROS
and its international relief work.
Reversing her earlier testimony at a Commons committee — where she had claimed not to know who penned the extra word — Oda revealed she had, in fact, directed an unnamed official to add the word “not.” “The funding decision was mine. The ‘not' was inserted at my direction,” Oda said in a surprise statement in the Commons." Opposition parties
claim that Oda is shielding the PM's office.