Prime Minister Stephen Harper forced Sen. Pamela Wallin out of the Conservative caucus after learning the preliminary findings of an audit looking into her travel expenses, a source has told CTV News.
Sen. Mike Duffy is staying in his secluded Prince Edward Island cottage as controversy surrounding improper expense claims continues to grow.
Cody Boast shouted “Facebook’s got you now” outside his ex-girlfriend’s residence in the middle of the night last summer after posting nude photos of her online.
Political scientist and public intellectual Michael Ignatieff says the international community has a duty to intervene in Syria. He told DW that he sees signs of the emergence of new global security architecture.
New Democrats want all records related to Mike Duffy’s expenses made public in light of allegations he billed taxpayers while campaigning for Conservative candidates in the 2011 election.Read More
NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair has refused to comment on a controversy over contradictory statements about a bribe allegedly offered to him in 1994 when he was a member of Quebec’s legislature.Read More
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford turned down three chances Friday to address any of the specifics of two media reports about a cellphone video in which he appears to smoke crack cocaine and utter an antigay slur.Read More
We were to come alone and park in front of the Royal Bank at a dingy plaza on Dixon Rd. Our source would meet us there around 9:45 p.m. He promised to bring “his cousin” — a man he claimed had secretly videotaped Toronto Mayor Rob Ford…Read More
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford suggested Friday the Toronto Star has a vendetta against him and said allegations that he can be seen smoking from a glass pipe in a video are “ridiculous.”Read More
Gary Doer arrived in Washington at a time when he says the country had lost its characteristic swagger.Read More
Andrew Coyne — The defenestration of Mike Duffy followed all of the rituals prescribed for such events. First, a party consigliere, in this case Tim Powers, is sent out in public to suggest the condemned man should do some “soul-searching,” and look at “how he can…
Marilla Stephenson — The great mystery in the Mike Duffy expense scandal is not that the former TV news star manipulated his expenses. Too many politicians seem able to shrug off the excessive consumption of public money for anyone to be surprised about that.
Murray Mandryk — Lost in the Senator Mike Duffy scandal is what exactly he’s done to deserve such lavish treatment. It may actually a bigger, more important question than Canada’s never-ending debate over the value of the Canadian Senate itself, because it delves…
Rex Murphy — … Mr. Duffy was chosen not as a “representative” but as a “weapon.” It is all so clear now Like many a supersluth before me, I was deceived. Such is the labyrinthine guile of the unsmiling man in the Prime Minister’s Office.
Sun Media — When the Commons returns Tuesday, and the festering mess in the Senate closes in on full stink, Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be jetting to Peru and Colombia to discuss bilateral relationships. In other words, he will be conveniently out of Dodge.
Anthony Furey — All across the country, Canadians will be sitting down over the long weekend asking the same questions: What the heck is going on with our politicians? Which ones can we trust? Why the constant scandals?
Conrad Black — The British Columbia election on Tuesday had all the delightful ingredients of the upset that makes the solemnly self-important appear absurd and irrelevant. In the whole democratic process, few events are more agreeable than when the people…
L. Ian MacDonald — The defeat of the NDP in the British Columbia election was a collapse of historic proportions, of the kind not seen since, well, the night before, when the Leafs blew a three-goal lead half way through the third period of game seven…Read More
Toronto Star — Torontonians need answers right away about the extraordinary cellphone video that appears to show Mayor Rob Ford inhaling from a crack pipe. It’s not enough for the mayor to try and slough this off with a one-word denial and point a finger, yet again…Read More
Christie Blatchford — Look – Toronto Mayor Rob Ford is not venal, malevolent or a cheat. That said, just the sound of his name now makes me want to lie down with a cold cloth on my brow. It’s time for him to go, somewhere, anywhere — his beloved cottage perhaps, for…Read More
Rosie DiManno — Speak up Rob Ford. “Ridiculous” won’t cut it. Another sighing swipe at the Toronto Star won’t cut it. Lawyer, political allies, acolytes who usually have the mayor’s back in times of turbulence and scandal — Lord knows those have come fast…Read More
Abortion, affairs and how tennis great Chris Evert the man eater and Jimmy Connors the cad deserved each other!
Legions of Wimbledon fans may find it hard to credit in the man who once defined bad behaviour on the tennis court, but Jimmy Connors says he ‘turned on the charm’ the first time he chatted up Chris Evert.