Deaver to Drop Canada Contract

Associated Press

Lobbyist Michael K. Deaver has asked the Canadian government not to renew his $105,000 consulting contract, which has played a key role in conflict-of-interest investigations of the former presidential aide.

In a letter to Ambassador Allan Gotlieb at the Canadian Embassy here, Deaver said he was making the request to spare Prime Minister Brian Mulroney any further embarrassment. The letter, dated June 6, was released today by the embassy. Deaver helped Canada in its successful effort for a joint U.S.-Canadian program to combat acid rain. Conflict-of-interest questions arose because he had worked on the acid rain issue while serving as deputy White House chief of staff.

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