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Op-Ed: Costly Mike Duffy trial another reason to abolish Senate

The trial of the rather sad sack Mike Duffy is underway in Ottawa and as a taxpayer I feel ripped off by the former senator for costing us more tax money than he already has. The entire Duffy episode gets me angry at our dubious Senate all over again.

Police officer charged with a fraud offence in Hamilton

Canadians have become sensitive about the hired help dipping into public funds via claims for money they didn't earn. Senators Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin are being investigated for essentially that. Politicians is one thing - but police officers?

Op-Ed: Conservatives paid Deloitte $20 million for advice on budget

In a recent story on Deloitte, an accounting firm that gets contract work from the federal government and who investigated Pamela Wallin and Mike Duffy, Postmedia News noted facts every Canadian should digest. Warning: they may not go down easy.

Op-Ed: PMO may have acted badly, but Mike Duffy is still guilty

Ottawa - The RCMP is investigating Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Office thanks to accusations from Sen. Mike Duffy. But it's important someone reminds Canadians that whether the PMO acted improperly it still remains that Mr. Duffy cheated us.

New, damning allegations against Canadian Senator Mike Duffy

The RCMP officer investigating Senator Mike Duffy filed papers in court making new allegations of his misuse of funds. Cpl. Greg Horton says Duffy paid $64,916 of Senate money to a friend for doing “little or no apparent work."

Op-Ed: Pamela Wallin keeps lying as she's forced to pay Canadians back

It's painful for Canadians to read the words of Pamela Wallin. Forced by the Senate to pay back money she cheated the taxpayer out of, she protests. She's been wronged, Wallin claims, insisting that is so despite heaps of evidence to the contrary.

Op-Ed: Either abolish the Canadian Senate — or give me a seat

Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin are back in the news as we learn more of their having cheated the Canadian taxpayer, allegedly. The whole affair has begged the question - do we need the Senate? Or should the 'chamber of sober second thought' be abolished?

Senator Pamela Wallin audit to be released August 13th

The audit of the embattled Senator Pamela Wallin is set for release Tues. August 13. Sen. Gerald Comeau heads a Senate panel created to look at Wallin's expense and housing claims and he told media in July it would be ready on the 13th.

Sen. Pamela Wallin audit results to be released by mid-August

Ottawa - The Senate committee devoted to the investigation of Sen. Pamela Wallin and its chair, Sen. Gerald Comeau, said late this week that results of the Wallin audit will be out Aug. 13. So far she's had to repay $38,000 to the Senate.

Sen. Pamela Wallin bills $40,000 in travel expenses past 3 months

Canadian Sen. Pamela Wallin, who is being investigated for expense claims, claimed $40,000 in travel expenses in the 3-month-period ending May 31. Of that, $24,000 was for travel to her home in Saskatchewan, $16,000 for travel elsewhere.

Canadian RCMP expand Senator Mike Duffy 'breach of trust' probe

Ottawa - It seems the RCMP expanded their probe into Conservative Senator Mike Duffy. Documents obtained by media today show investigators seized campaign records of 12 Conservative party candidates, all of whom Mr. Duffy helped during the last federal election.

Senator Pamela Wallin blames false expenses on 'mounds of paper'

Toronto - Pamela Wallin, ousted last month from the Conservative senate caucus for false expense claims, blamed overcharging the Canadian taxpayer on "mounds of paperwork." Ms. Wallin, who may have overcharged up to $321,000, made that statement yesterday.

Pamela Wallin mirrors Mike Duffy with false residency claims

Ottawa - Senator Pamela Wallin seems to be following in the footsteps of Senator Mike Duffy. Wallin was being investigated for false expense claims, as Duffy was, and now, again like Duffy, her residency claims have become a topic of interest.

Op-Ed: Job idea for Canadian Senators so we know what they do

I don't wanna be flippant about the Senate. I mean it's serious stuff to us Canadians, no? It's our chamber of sober second thought, a hallowed place of governance. To refer to it mockingly would be, if not sacrilege, then...blasphemy?

Prime Minister Harper 'not happy with Senate,' says little else

Ottawa - Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper waded into an ongoing scandal revolving around Senator Mike Duffy, and other senators, Tuesday on Parliament Hill, but offered no solution. The P.M. did not comment directly to reporters on any of those involved.

Op-Ed: Senator Mike Duffy scandal is fruit from poisoned political tree

With Nigel Wright, the now-former chief of staff for Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, resigning Sunday, the ongoing Mike Duffy false residency claims scandal seems to have made the big time. The do-do has hit the fan and we can expect more of it.

Canadian Conservative Senator Pamela Wallin quits caucus

Ottawa - Conservative Senator Pamela Wallin has resigned from the conservative caucus and will sit as an independent pending the completion of the external audit into her expense claims. She is the second senator in as many days to resign from the caucus.

Op-Ed: Canadian Politicians — A culture of entitlement

Ottawa - Taxpayers are on the hook for more than $7.2 million on trips and more than $13.2-million on research assistants for the country's Senators. MPs amassed more than$32-million in travel expenses. Abuse appears to be rampant with questionable expense claims.
 

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