“I’m getting calls from loyal Conservatives furious over the Senate,” one MP told QMI Agency on condition of anonymity. “And I’m mad with rage, too.”
Inside the war room: Exclusive look at internal Liberal polls that predicted Christy Clark’s shocking upset
After the most dramatic and surprising election result in B.C. history, it’s clear there were actually two campaigns going on at once. There was the public campaign, where the pollsters, pundits and the New Democrats themselves were convinced Adrian Dix…
The Conservative Party pulled out of popular political talk shows on CBC and CTV on Friday in what appears to be a response to heavy news coverage of the Senate expenses story.
Doug Ford has broken his silence on explosive drug allegations facing his brother.
A federal agency that ensures banks and other financial institutions follow the rules has itself broken the rules on hospitality spending.Read More
Nigel Wright has been parachuted in to lead high-profile talks on the trans-Pacific free-trade zone. He was instrumental in drafting the policy to limit foreign investment in the oil sands.Read More
It was on that day that Harper filled a whopping 18 Senate vacancies with partisan Conservative appointments. The list of “distinguished Canadians” appointed by Harper to the Upper Chamber that day included senators Mike Duffy, Patrick Brazeau and Pamela Wallin.Read More
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will not be hosting his weekly radio show this weekend after explosive allegations that he was recorded on video appearing to smoke crack cocaine.Read More
NY Times: As our colleague Ian Austen reports, Mayor Rob Ford of Toronto angrily dismissed allegations on Friday that he had used crack cocaine in a 90-second cellphone video that is being peddled to United States and Canadian news organizations for more than $100,000.Read More
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.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?
National Post — Tom Mulcair has not hitherto been known for holding his tongue on matters that cause him great moral offence. There was, for example, his bug-eyed tirade against Maclean’s and Andrew Coyne, then the magazine’s national editor and now a National Post columnist…
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…Read More
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.