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Emails from key player in Mike Duffy scandal apparently deleted — despite order to save all digital files

Information technology workers in the Privy Council Office appear to have deleted an email account from a key player in the Mike Duffy Senate affair days after being ordered to save every email and file from the prime minister’s departing staff. 779 more words


Democracy group wants to lay private charges against Wright

A watchdog group is considering laying a private prosecution against Nigel Wright for his secret $90,000 payment to Sen. Mike Duffy.

Democracy Watch, a non-partisan advocacy group that pushes for greater accountability, says it will lay charges against Wright unless the RCMP and prosecutors do a better job of explaining why they have decided not to charge the prime minister’s former chief of staff. 590 more words


What the Supreme Court could do to the Senate next week

OTTAWA — Canada’s top court will clarify the future of Senate reform next week.

On Thursday, the Supreme Court of Canada said it will deliver its opinion on the Harper government’s plans for the Senate April 25, earlier than many had anticipated – and just before parliamentarians return to Ottawa following a two-week break. 689 more words


Nigel Wright may be cleared by the RCMP, but Mike Duffy still under shadow of possible charges

OTTAWA — Stephen Harper’s former chief of staff, Nigel Wright, is relieved that the RCMP won’t be laying criminal charges against him and is expected to move back into the private sector — but suspended Sen. 773 more words


Andrew Coyne: Nigel Wright was cleared but many questions remain over Mike Duffy affair

The RCMP’s decision not to charge Nigel Wright in the matter of the $90,000 payment to Senator Mike Duffy will be enormously significant to you if you believe the only standard we should expect of those in public office is that they are not found to have committed a crime. 1,108 more words

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Suspended Senator Mike Duffy likely to be charged soon: source

Video: A day after RCMP said there will be no charges against the Prime Minister’s former chief of staff, Global News has learned the investigation into suspended Senator Mike Duffy is over, but he isn’t in the clear yet. 369 more words


Kelly McParland: The reason for low voter turnout is obvious. Just look at the politicians.

Alison Redford was premier of Alberta for less than 30 months. During that time, we learned yesterday, she flew her daughter on government aircraft 50 times at taxpayer expense.  1,006 more words

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