mike duffy scandal
Wright, a wealthy man, delivered this tale with composure and sangfroid. In Nigel's world, writing a $90,000 cheque to a senator in need falls into the same category as taking young Conservative interns to lunch. Just one of those things one does for the less fortunate.
Why was Mike Duffy charged when Nigel Wright wasn’t? That question had a few people, including central figures in the Senate
While Stephen Harper would like to focus on "bad" senators behaving as "bad" senators do, abusing the public trust and claiming expenses for which they were not entitled, the larger scandal is the one that transpired inside PMO. The events in Langevin Block are of critical importance to the people of Canada. Let's face it -- from beginning to end, Stephen Harper was thick as thieves with Mike Duffy. The rules were there to be bent. And once the abuse of the public purse reached the light of day, just like so many sycophants before him, Mike Duffy was expected to happily roll under the bus. But, with apologies to Dylan Thomas, Mike Duffy will not go quietly under that good bus.
At its core, the Prime Minister's role in the Senate expense affair is a story about the elected head of the government of Canada demanding some shred of accountability and ethics from a crooked political institution whose members believe they have no obligation to provide either. That's not a scandal.
Question Period is going to get heated on Wednesday after embattled Conservative Senator Mike Duffy took aim at the Prime
With new details emerging about the PMO's involvement in the Duffy-Wright affair, any hope Conservatives had that a RCMP
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Last December, I wrote a blog post about my thoughts on how to prevent political scandals in 2013. Yet, I read the newspapers
OTTAWA — The prime minister's former chief of staff Nigel Wright has hired another former chief of staff, Guy Giorno, to
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has unequivocally maintained he had no prior knowledge about the infamous $90,000 cheque his