Privy Council Office Refuses To Release Senate Documents

Privy Council Office Refuses To Release Senate Documents

The Canadian Press  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

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?

Leslie MacKinnon  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

Leslie MacKinnon  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?

Jennifer Ditchburn, The Canadian Press  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

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

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?

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,...
Lawyer Tries Something New

Lawyer Tries Something New

Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press  11. 8.2013
OTTAWA - The suspensions of three senators will be invalidated if the government retroactively changes the law to preclude them from the...

Suspended Senators To Accrue Pension Eligibility

Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press  11. 7.2013
OTTAWA - Turns out the three senators at the heart of the Senate expenses scandal haven't been booted entirely off the public payroll...
'This Is A Brutal, Brutal Process'

'This Is A Brutal, Brutal Process'

The Canadian Press  11. 7.2013
SASKATOON - Senator Pamela Wallin says being suspended from the upper chamber is the same as being expelled for life.Wallin, Mike Duffy...
Wallin's Lawyer: This Isn't Over

Wallin's Lawyer: This Isn't Over

11. 6.2013
At least one of the senators suspended Tuesday without pay is not taking it lying down. Senator Pamela Wallin's lawyer told CBC News,...
Politicians Have No Right to Cry

Politicians Have No Right to Cry "Lynching"

11. 6.2013
Pamela Wallin admitted to accounting mishaps, paid back her loot and then cried "lynching." Mayor Rob Ford's family and fans referred to...