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AdScam and UNSCAM

 

The sponsorship scandal often called AdScam is a scandal that came after a Canadian federal government sponsorship plan in the province of Quebec and engaging the Liberal Party of Canada, which was in rule from 1993 to 2006.

This sponsorship program was initially launched as an attempt to hoist wakefulness of the Government of Canada's contributions to Quebec organizations and other actions with the intention of opposing all actions of the Parti Québécois government of the Quebec province.

This program continued from 1996 to 2004, when massive corruption was identified in its functions and the program was terminated. Illegitimate and even prohibited activities within the management of the program were exposed, involving misdirection and mistreatment of communal funds destined for government publicity in Quebec.

In the public thought, the AdScam scandal became a momentous issue in the lead-up to the 2006 federal election. Due to this AdScam, Liberals were conquered by the Conservatives after a longer period of time, around 12 years and Conservatives formed a minority government that was sworn in February 2006.

UNSCAM is the name given to another scandal of the United Nations Oil-for-food program/plan. The actual story began on January 25, 2004, when a Baghdad weekly newspaper “ al-Mada” published a list of 270 individuals and groups that purportedly obtained valuable oil coupons from the government of Iraq, Saddam Hussein, between 1996 and 2002.

That list was comprised of very famed names, numerous multi-national corporations, UN officials together with various top French and Russian politicians. In this UNSCAM these all had received oil agreements from President Saddam in return for supporting the Iraqi government, helping Saddam in importing illegitimate materials or just disregarding the ongoing corruption.

In UNSCAM these all recipients could then turn around and sell all agreements to various legal oil traders after getting a tidy profit.

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