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Couillard’s mother

Where on Earth did I read that Maxime Bernier was an insurance lawyer? Okay, I’ve got to look that up… Anyway, if that’s the case, then this little tid-bit from CTV.ca is interesting:

Couillard’s mother got federal contract: report
Updated Tue. Jun. 17 2008 11:34 AM ET

The Canadian Press

MONTREAL — A published report says Julie Couillard’s mother received a three-year mandate from the federal government to arbitrate employment-insurance disputes.

Montreal La Presse says Diane Bellemare was handed the term on Aug. 1, 2007, a few weeks before Couillard accompanied Maxime Bernier to his swearing-in as foreign affairs minister.

The newspaper says the part-time deal in Saint-Jerome, north of Montreal, is worth up to $50,000 a year.

Leslie Harmer, a spokeswoman for Human Resources Minister Monte Solberg, says Bellemare underwent security clearance.

She could not say if it was known whether Bellemare was Couillard’s mother.

Go here for the original story: CTV.ca

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This entry was posted on June 19, 2008 by in Main.

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