Dingwall gets his severance.
Prime Minister Paul Martin says government lawyers have advised the Liberals that they must provide former Mint head David Dingwall with a severance settlement.
"The fact is that we have sought legal advice and legal advice has told us that there is an obligation and that we must meet that obligation."
But he emphasized that Mr. Dingwall will not receive the maximum amount.
"We will do so but it will be the minimum payment possible under the circumstances of the legal advice that we have received on the one hand and on the other if there has been any money that have been not properly disbursed, we will recuperate it,” Mr. Martin told reporters after a Liberal cabinet meeting on Tuesday.