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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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Conservative Grass Roots Rising in Canada

Last week Harpers’s former Communications Director Geoff Norquay made some stunning comments on how the Fair Elections Act was an act of vengeance on Elections Canada for charges that were laid against two conservative MP’s for the “in and out” scandal. 740 more words


Some key players in the Senate spending affair

Here are some of the key players in the Senate scandal and the Duffy-Wright affair:

Prime Minister Stephen Harper

Role: Has said his former chief of staff, Nigel Wright, acted alone when he wrote a personal cheque of more than $90,000 to cover Sen. 406 more words