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Canada’s Communications Minister Marcel Masse resigned, the second senior minister to quit Prime Minister Brian Mulroney’s embattled Progressive Conservative government this week. Masse stunned the House of Commons when he announced he was stepping down because of a police investigation into his election spending last year. Claiming innocence, he said he was resigning to prevent the investigation from reflecting on the government’s integrity. Fisheries Minister John Fraser was forced to resign earlier after a scandal over his authorization of the sale of tainted tuna to supermarkets.


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