Pamela Wallin Scandal

Whatever Happened To Honour?

CBC | Leslie MacKinnon | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada Politics

In politics, 2013 might be remembered as the year politicians tainted by scandal decided that the concept of honour no longer required them to step as...

Wallin's Lawyer: This Isn't Over

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

At least one of the senators suspended Tuesday without pay is not taking it lying down. Senator Pamela Wallin's lawyer told CBC News, "We are consider...

RCMP: Wallin Committed Fraud, Breach Of Trust

CP | Terry Pedwell, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Sen. Pamela Wallin committed fraud and breach of trust by filing fraudulent expense claims, RCMP investigators allege in court documents rele...

Media Bites: A Few Selfish Senators Do Not a Scandal Make

J.J. McCullough | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg At its core, the Prime Minister's role in the Senate expense affair is a story about the elected head of the government of Canada demanding some shred of accountability and ethics from a crooked political institution whose members believe they have no obligation to provide either. That's not a scandal.

Not All Senators Think They're Being Treated Fairly

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn and Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Mike Duffy says Stephen Harper's office orchestrated a "monstrous conspiracy" aimed at snuffing out controversy over his Senate expenses beca...

Senator Calls Out 'Unfair' Treatment

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

Senator Hugh Segal admits he has a personal interest but he argues that his friend, Pamela Wallin, isn't being treated fairly by some of her Senate co...

Wallin Threatens Tories With Legal Action

CP | Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Sen. Pamela Wallin is preparing to fight a bid by her former party to have her suspended without pay — a gambit her lawyer calls an affront...

Pay Up, Wallin Told

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The clock is ticking for Sen. Pamela Wallin to pay back her dubious travel claims.The former Conservative has until Sept. 16 to repay tens of...

Her Final Bill Is In -- And It's A WHOPPER

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.21.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Sen. Pamela Wallin's final bill is in — and it's a whopper.The embattled Saskatchewan senator and former Conservative caucus member was inf...


CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.20.2013 | Canada Politics

REGINA - Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall says there is disappointment over an expense scandal involving Sen. Pamela Wallin, who is from Wadena.An audit...

Dear Minister Poilievre: Come Clean on the Senate Scandal

Charlie Angus | Posted 10.16.2013 | Canada Politics
Charlie Angus

This week's Deloitte audit on Senator Pamela Wallin has raised numerous questions about a troubling lack of accountability in the Senate. I am asking you, as the new Minister for Democratic Reform, to undertake a review of both residency requirements as well as the process through which potential Senators are vetted, in order to prevent problems like these from happening in the future. When the Senate and government of the day is unwilling to even address whether Senate appointees are eligible to sit, it serves to further erode any remaining confidence in the institution.

The Senate Scandal Is Just History Repeating Itself

Keith Beardsley | Posted 10.15.2013 | Canada Politics
Keith Beardsley

The ongoing RCMP investigation into the Nigel Wright cheque that was given to Senator Duffy plus the potential for further RCMP involvement into allegations around Senator Wallin, means this story and the Senate scandal have the potential to drag on for many more months. All of which spells negative coverage for the Prime Minister and the Conservative Party.

The Wallin Affair: Another Example of Harper's Poor Judgment

Stephane Dion | Posted 10.14.2013 | Canada Politics
Stephane Dion

Earlier this week, the Senate received an independent audit of former Conservative Senator Pamela Wallin's expenses. This report not only confirmed what has been reported in the news for weeks -- that Senator Wallin was involved in submitting potentially fraudulent expense claims costing taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars -- but it exposed the latest example of Stephen Harper's poor judgment. Either this Prime Minister deliberately misled Canadians or he didn't really inform himself on the facts of Senator Wallin's case, contrary to what he told Canadians. Whichever, it demonstrates a bona fide lack of honesty, integrity and accountability that has become a hallmark of the Harper Conservatives.

Harper Brought On the Wallin Scandal Himself

Marni Soupcoff | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Politics
Marni Soupcoff

The Prime Minister is probably having serious second thoughts about appointing high-profile journalists and insiders Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin to the Senate, and he should be. He missed a grand opportunity to implement true Senate reform: tapping normal everyday folks to sit in the country's upper house.

Summary Of Audit Findings

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The Senate has released Deloitte's independent audit of Sen. Pamela Wallin's expense claims between Jan. 1, 2009, and Sept. 20, 2012. Some hi...

Wallin Audit Referred To RCMP

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Partisan Conservative fundraisers, a short hop to catch a flight to the sunny Caribbean and glitzy awards galas are just some of the expenses...

So, Now You Tell Us

CBC | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Politics

Senator Pamela Wallin has broken her silence about her health card, saying she's got a Saskatchewan one. Staff for the senator who calls ...

Why Do Canadians Still Tolerate Political Scandals?

Gerry Som | Posted 08.13.2013 | Canada
Gerry Som

Last December, I wrote a blog post about my thoughts on how to prevent political scandals in 2013. Yet, I read the newspapers or online news in Canada...

Senator's Hometown Divided On Expenses Controversy

CBC | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada Alberta

The Senate expense scandal appears to be dividing loyalties in Pamela Wallin's hometown of Wadena, Sask. Until now, local residents have ...

Wallin Dodges Questions

CBC | Posted 07.22.2013 | Canada Politics

Speaking as an independent Saskatchewan senator for the first time, Pamela Wallin is not answering any questions about whether or not she has repaid e...

Harper Defends Wallin Over Travel Expenses

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper came to the defence Wednesday of Saskatchewan Sen. Pamela Wallin, the latest in a growing number of senators to...