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Wednesdays with @Kady replay: Do ethical troubles trouble you?

11/28/2012 02:32 EST | Updated 01/28/2013 05:12 EST
There's always plenty to chat about with Kady O'Malley.

On Wednesdays, CBCNews.ca's Politics blogger convenes a "people's caucus" to discuss and debate the issues of the week, so far.

Featured this week:

- Do politicians' ethical and legal troubles trouble you when it's time to vote?

Those who scrutinize political ethics have had a whole textbook worth of cases packed into this past week's headlines. But do any of these matter to you at the ballot box?

- Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's ordered removal from office for casting a vote on which he had a conflict of interest.

- Alberta Premier Alison Redford's awarding of a contract to her ex-husband's law firm while serving as justice minister.

- London Mayor and Martin-era cabinet minister Joe Fontana's vow to fight on in the face of fraud charges related to the use of a federal government cheque to pay for expenses related to his son's wedding.

- Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz's upcoming court case over the use of public money to pay for a Christmas party for city staff at a restaurant he owned at the time.

- Near-daily revealations at Quebec's Charbonneau Commission, which have already cost the mayors of Montreal and Laval their jobs, and today feature the naming of two top provincial Liberals.

- Today's censuring of the conduct of Campaign Research for telephone calls made in Liberal MP Irwin Cotler's Montreal riding before the last election.

Plus: the latest entrants to the Liberal leadership race...

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