In a bid to keep the Senate scandal in the eyes of voters, the Opposition New Democrats tried a new tactic on Tuesday, asking the federal prosecution service to determine whether to go after Nigel Wright, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s former chief of staff. 395 more words
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A lawyer for Sen. Patrick Brazeau says his client wants to have a preliminary inquiry, but wouldn’t be surprised if the Crown tries to have the fraud case go straight to trial. 382 more words
OTTAWA — Do you think the Senate should publish details about how its members spend public money?
So do we.
The Upper Chamber, however, seems to think otherwise — despite promises to be more open and transparent in the wake of an ongoing spending scandal that has so far resulted in criminal charges against three of its own. 486 more words
WATCH ABOVE: Prime Minister Harper’s spokesman is calling the behaviour described in RCMP charges against suspended Senator Mike Duffy as “disgraceful.” That’s as the opposition parties blame the charges on Harper, who appointed Duffy to the Senate. 743 more words