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The Nation

A top Canadian official denied that Michael K. Deaver was hired by Canada to lobby the United States about acid rain, but merely to provide public relations and communications advice. External Affairs Minister Joe Clark testified in Ottawa before a Canadian Parliament committee studying the government’s contract with Deaver, which also is the subject of investigation in the United States. Clark insisted Canada’s hiring of Deaver after he left his post last year as deputy White House chief of staff did not violate U.S. laws.


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