New Rights & Democracy boss rejected

The Liberals and NDP have rejected Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon's handpicked nominee for president of beleaguered institution Rights & Democracy, Canwest News Services reported. The nominee, Gérard Latulippe, is a lawyer and former Quebec politician who ran for the Canadian Alliances and was most recently head of the National Democratic Institute in Haiti. The government-funded agency has been in turmoil since former president Rémy Beauregard died of a heart attack following a tumultuous board meeting in January.

Published: Wednesday, 02/24/2010 12:00 am EST

The Liberals and NDP have rejected Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon's handpicked nominee for president of beleaguered institution Rights & Democracy, Canwest News Services reported. The nominee, Gérard Latulippe, is a lawyer and former Quebec politician who ran for the Canadian Alliances and was most recently head of the National Democratic Institute in Haiti. The government-funded agency has been in turmoil since former president Rémy Beauregard died of a heart attack following a tumultuous board meeting in January.

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