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Patrick Brazeau awaits word on preliminary hearing on fraud charge

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


Let them eat cake . . .

Our sisters in public service have gone rogue and it’s hurting not only our gender but the entire population. First it was Pamela Wallin and now it’s Alison Redford, former premier of Alberta and Susan Fennell, Mayor of Brampton. 715 more words

Matt Gurney: Canada, where shameless politicians cling to power too long

On Nov. 5, 2012, Gerald Tremblay, the then-70-year-old mayor of Montreal, resigned. His party had been named at provincial corruption hearings, and it had been alleged that Mr. 779 more words

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Senate refuses to divulge Duffy’s allegedly criminal expense claims

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


Mike Duffy 'looking forward' to his day in court

WATCH ABOVE: Global News caught up with suspended Senator Mike Duffy at his house in P.E.I. Mike Le Couteur reports on what he had to say and why he’s looking forward to his trial. 342 more words


Political fallout from the Duffy affair: Experts weigh in

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


A Senate spending timeline

Here are some key dates in the Mike Duffy-Senate expenses scandal:


Dec. 4: The Ottawa Citizen reports that Sen. Mike Duffy has claimed $33,413 in living expenses for a secondary home in Ottawa. 898 more words