Just Kidding! Missile Defence An Elaborate Hoax
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Just Kidding! Missile Defence An Elaborate Hoax

2004_11_17starwars.gifOn a long weekend last summer, Defence Minister Bill Graham and PM Paul Martin went up north for some rest and relaxation. Hanging around the campfire, guzzling some brews, the two buddies got to talking. After Bill told some story about a nightspot on Church Street, it occurred to our Prime Minister that it was time for a practical joke. Martin and Graham then came up with a plan to trick their friend Jack Layton: First, they’ll tell him that the government is putting a ballistic missile defence system all over Canadian airspace. And then, before the NDP leader knows what hit him, Martin will announce that the country will not partake in any such missile defence system. Oh, how they laughed.
(Torontoist had some not-so-cute views on the issue way back when, read here)

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