Monday, 4 April 2011

No. 12: Harper recites exact speech given by Australian prime minister

A Conservative campaign worker has quit over damaging revelations that a major 2003 speech by Conservative leader Stephen Harper, then leader of the Opposition calling for support for the Iraq war, copied almost word-for-word a speech just two days earlier by Australian Prime Minister John Howard.
Hours after the Conservative campaign had refused to deny or rebut the charge of plagiarism, or acknowledge who wrote the speech, a statement released by Owen Lippert, a former foreign policy advisor in Harper's OLO office at the time, admitted the speech was ripped off.

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