Should MPs Who Violate The Elections Act Get Their Full Pension?

Should MPs Who Violate The Elections Act Get Their Full Pension?

Althia Raj  02. 4.2015
OTTAWA — MPs voted 258 to 13 in favour of a bill that would strip convicted federal politicians of a large part of their gold-plated...
Duffy, Del Mastro And Other Political Figures Going To Court In 2015

Duffy, Del Mastro And Other Political Figures Going To Court In 2015

CBC  01. 4.2015
The political dramas that unfolded in courtrooms last year may be just the warm-up for a new year that will see former Conservative senator...
How We Got From An Audit In 2012 To 31 Charges In 2014

How We Got From An Audit In 2012 To 31 Charges In 2014

CP  07.17.2014
OTTAWA - The RCMP have laid charges of fraud and breach of trust against suspended senator Mike Duffy. Here is an updated timeline of events...
Senate Expense Audit Zeroes In On Travel, Office Costs

Senate Expense Audit Zeroes In On Travel, Office Costs

CBC  05.14.2014
The auditor general’s office is drilling down on travel and office expenses claimed by senators as part of the detailed accounting of...
Why Wallin Regrets Paying Back Expenses

Why Wallin Regrets Paying Back Expenses

CP  04.24.2014
OTTAWA - Suspended senator Pamela Wallin says she regrets paying back money for expense claims that she still doesn't see as dubious.Wallin...
Harper Gov't May Face Court Challenge After Booting Senators From Pensions

Harper Gov't May Face Court Challenge After Booting Senators From Pensions

CP  03.28.2014
OTTAWA - The Harper government may face a court challenge over its bid to preclude disgraced senators Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick...
Anatomy Of A Scandal

Anatomy Of A Scandal

CP  02. 4.2014
OTTAWA - The RCMP have laid charges of fraud and breach of trust against former senator Mac Harb and suspended senator Patrick Brazeau....
Trudeau Critics Wanted Substance, And They Got It

Trudeau Critics Wanted Substance, And They Got It

Grant Gordon  01.31.2014
I'll leave it to others to sort through the constitutional implications of what Justin Trudeau did this week. But I want to comment on...
Privy Council Office Refuses To Release Senate Documents

Privy Council Office Refuses To Release Senate Documents

CP  01.17.2014
OTTAWA - The Privy Council Office is refusing to release documents about the four senators embroiled in the ongoing Senate expense scandal...
Senate Faces Toughest Expense Probe In Its History

Senate Faces Toughest Expense Probe In Its History

CBC  01.11.2014
When members of the Senate voted to invite the federal auditor general to audit their expenses, some senators may not have anticipated...
Whatever Happened To Honour?

Whatever Happened To Honour?

CBC  12.31.2013
In politics, 2013 might be remembered as the year politicians tainted by scandal decided that the concept of honour no longer required...
It Was A Year Of Hot Air On MPs' And Senators' Expenses

It Was A Year Of Hot Air On MPs' And Senators' Expenses

CBC  12.28.2013
Politicians' expenses are usually a sleeper issue because so little is known about travel and housing claims that are regulated in...
It's Enough To Make You Cry

It's Enough To Make You Cry

Ryan Maloney  12.20.2013
Let's face it – 2013 wasn't exactly a banner year in Canadian politics. Between the Senate expense scandal, the gas plants fiasco in...
No Pensions For Bad Politicians?

No Pensions For Bad Politicians?

CP  12. 9.2013
OTTAWA - The Commons is set to debate a bill this week that would revoke the pensions of MPs and senators convicted of indictable crimes.Conservative...