Copps, Shiela

Bilingual M.P. from a powerful Hamilton, Ontario family, Federal Heritage minister of considerable courage and poor judgment, she was drop-kicked as deputy P.M. when Paul Martin Jr. pushed Jean Chretien into retirement. Copps was the recipient of more tasteless parliamentary and Ottawa press club insults and innuendoes than any woman this side of Margaret Trudeau. She was also a self-confessed and apprehended liar, which made her more or less unique in Ottawa political circles until Stephen Harper came to power. Whereabouts currently unknown, but she did try to save the country from itself, and for that we are, retrospectively, grateful.

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