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Former Liberal Senator's Case Put Over

OTTAWA - Former Liberal senator Mac Harb has had his court case put over to April 22.Harb is charged with fraud and breach of trust in connection with the Senate expenses scandal.Jasna Drnda, the lawy...
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Headed For Court

Suspended Senator Patrick Brazeau and former Liberal senator Mac Harb are due in Ottawa court next week to face charges of fraud over $5,000 and breach of trust. Brazeau is due in court the morning o...
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Anatomy Of A Scandal

OTTAWA - The RCMP have laid charges of fraud and breach of trust against former senator Mac Harb and suspended senator Patrick Brazeau. Here is an updated timeline of events in the Senate expenses sca...
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CHARGED

OTTAWA - The first criminal charges to emanate from the year-long Senate expenses scandal have been laid against Mac Harb and Patrick Brazeau — and they likely won't be the last.Harb, a former Liberal...
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Ex-Grit Senator Faces Fraud Probe

New documents released yesterday in an Ottawa court lay out the details of fraud allegations against former Liberal senator Mac Harb. The RCMP allege Harb committed mortgage fraud in relation to two p...
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Embattled Senator Retires

OTTAWA - Veteran Liberal politician Mac Harb handed his former caucus a gift just before its annual summer retreat, resigning from the upper chamber and paying back all his questionable Senate expense...
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Harb Did Nothing Wrong, Lawyer Says

OTTAWA - Sen. Mac Harb is defending his decision to borrow $230,000 from an Ottawa businessman by mortgaging several of his properties — including the house outside of Ottawa that's tied to the Senate...
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$55,000 Loan Raises New Questions

OTTAWA - An Ottawa businessman's $55,000 loan to Sen. Mac Harb is raising fresh questions in the Senate ethics scandal.The Mounties are already looking into Harb's questionable housing claims, but new...
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Senator May Be In BIG Trouble

RCMP investigators looking into Senator Mac Harb's travel and housing expense claims believe he has committed breach of trust and are further investigating a curious mortgage transaction. The RC...
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Sask. Party Votes to Abolish Senate

The Saskatchewan Party is now in favour of abolishing the Senate. This morning the Saskatchewan Party announced the results of the party referendum on the Senate, 86% of the governing party's members having voted to change the party's position on the Senate from reform to abolition.
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Mac Harb To Repay $51K In Expenses

Senator Mac Harb has repaid more than $51,000 in expenses, but the senator has done so under protest as he continues his legal challenge, arguing that the Senate denied him his basic legal rights and...
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Where Have All The Political Leaders Gone?

Daily updates of the scandals washing over politicians from Montreal to Ottawa to Toronto have some officials looking more like Clay Davis of The Wire's Baltimore than much else. Where have all the leaders gone? Part of the problem, surely, is who we deify. We are guilty of perpetuating a celebrity-obsessed culture, whether those figures drop rhymes, dimes, or guidelines.
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Media Bites:Our Politicians Pocket More Than Obama's Chief of Staff

Being chief of staff to the president of the United States seems like a tough job. But while the gig may drip with stature and power, one thing it's decidedly not is high-paying. At least by Canadian standards. This is basically the story at every level of the Canadian government; we're paying more cash to more people to do almost certainly less work than their closest American equivalent.
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You Have 30 Days Fellas

OTTAWA - The Senate expenses scandal deepened Thursday with the RCMP confirming it has now launched a formal investigation into the involvement of Nigel Wright, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's former...
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Senator Owes $231,000?!

Senator Mac Harb owes about $230,000 in expenses claimed improperly, the outgoing chair of the Senate's internal economy committee says. Conservative Senator David Tkachuk told the CBC's Laurie Graham...
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There Were Warnings 18 Months Ago

OTTAWA - The Senate subcommittee that has been reviewing questionable expenses was warned roughly a year-and-a-half ago that there were potential problems with Pamela Wallin's travel claims.But that g...
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Can The Senate Fire A Senator?

An expert on parliamentary rules says the Senate has the power to turf a senator from the chamber, as long as a majority approves the expulsion. Ned Franks, an emeritus political science professor at...