UNITED NATIONS (CP) - Louise Frechette, the UN's deputy secretary general who was criticized for tolerating corruption in the oil-for-food program, will join a research centre in her native Canada in April, the centre announced Friday.

A UN official confirmed that Frechette would be leaving next April, about nine months before Secretary General Koffi Annan's second five-year term ends on Dec. 31, 2006. The official spoke on condition of anonymity ahead of an expected UN announcement. Jim Balsillie, chair of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, a Canadian international relations and policy research centre, announced that Frechette would join the organization...

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