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The release of Justice John Gomery's report into the sponsorship scandal is about to rekindle the rancorous debate over the millions of federal dollars that flowed to Liberal-friendly ad agencies under the guise of fighting Quebec separatism.
There's no question the Gomery inquiry has already changed the political climate in the capital. It's less clear what can be done to mend the broken public trust in public institutions.
The recommendations range from throwing Prime Minister Paul Martin's government out of office, to throwing the evil-doers in jail, to reforming the arcane rules of ministerial and bureaucratic accountability.
Gomery has no power to find criminal liability, but one person - former ad executive Paul Coffin - has already been convicted of defrauding the government of $1.5 million.
Originally posted by Umbrax
Regardless of how this all ends, nothing will be different.