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...
Don't Let Rob Ford's Buffoonery Eclipse What Really Matters

Don't Let Rob Ford's Buffoonery Eclipse What Really Matters

Steve Patterson  11.18.2013
Between Toronto's mayor who might as well be declared the Buffoon King, freewheeling, self-centred Senators who use taxpayer money as their...

Proposed Reforms Wouldn't Have Stopped Scandal

CBC  11.16.2013
The expenses scandal involving senators Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin, Patrick Brazeau and Mac Harb has given many Canadians a rapacious appetite...
Does It Matter Where A Senator Is From?

Does It Matter Where A Senator Is From?

CBC  11.10.2013
There have been a lot of jokes about how senators should be smart enough to know where they live, ever since questions started being asked,...