Problem with one of the Liberal candidates? What problem? News to Liberal Leader Stephane Dion.
All he had to do was turn around at an event in St. John's and he would have been looking right at the problem, Walter Noel, the candidate for St. John's East.
When Noel was a provincial Liberal cabinet minister he was implicated in a spending scandal that rocked the House of Assembly.
According to the Auditor General, Noel, who served under former Liberal premiers Brian Tobin and Roger Grimes, spent over $12,000 of taxpayer’s money on everything from perfumes and women’s clothing to wine, beer, luggage and electronics.
Noel has insisted the purchases were legitimate.
Dion seemed oblivious to the situation, "I'm not aware of this one."
- Richard Brennan