The Senate asked external auditors examining the travel expenses of Sen. Pamela Wallin to broaden their investigation over concerns she was claiming refunds for activity unrelated to Senate business, the Star has learned.
More than two dozen senior officials and diplomats in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government monitored information about a Toronto artist over her criticism of the oil and gas industry’s environmental performance.
A statement PM Harper made on Wednesday about when he first learned his former chief of staff gave Senator Mike Duffy $90,000 to repay expenses, under scrutiny at the time by a Senate investigation, conflicts…
The current controversy over Senate expense accounts isn’t the first time Mike Duffy’s expense claims have been challenged and he has had to write a cheque, iPolitics has learned.Read More
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford remains tight-lipped, while Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday and Coun. Gary Crawford were busy answering a flood of questions at city hall this morning.Read More
The At Issue panel with its latest take on the PMO/Senate scandal.Read More
Qatar has withdrawn its bid to bring the International Civil Aviation Organization’s headquarters to Doha from Montreal, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced today on Twitter.Read More
Mark Towhey was fired as Mayor Rob Ford’s chief of staff because he told Ford in no uncertain terms to “go away and get help,” a source close to the mayor’s office has told CBC News.Read More
The widening Senate scandal that the prime minister flippantly tried to dismiss as a “distraction” just days ago has instead become arguably Stephen Harper’s worst hour.Read More
Tim Harper — There is a well-thumbed Conservative manual with a game plan for rising from the Senate spending mud. But this time it is doing no good. This is a government that can’t even get out of the starting blocks, let alone…
John Geddes — John Geddes explains why Wright and Duffy are just the beginning. Springtime in New York has much to recommend it, but for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, the fact that Sen. Mike Duffy is unknown there must have been its most charming quality when he visited the city last week.
Paul Wells — “Colleagues, we have an active and important agenda on the issues that matter to hard-working Canadian families,” Prime Minister Stephen Harper told the Conservative caucus on Tuesday. “And there is much work to be done.”
John Gormley — Just like the existence of one of the houses of Parliament in the 21st century, one to which lawmakers are appointed and not elected, words like “unacceptable” or “ludicrous” seem inadequate to describe the latest Senate scandal.
Michael Harris — When you ride into town to clean up Dodge and open a bordello instead, someone eventually needs to ask for your badge. If the Conservatives don’t get that message, their time in power will soon end. And if they maintain their silence…
Murray Mandryk — Flip through CTV’s late-night re-run schedule and you just might catch a glimpse of now-independent Saskatchewan Senator Pamela Wallin on the beloved sitcom Corner Gas.
Michael Den Tandt — Prime Minister Stephen Harper, despite being off in sunny Latin America addressing vital affairs of state, took time out of his hectic schedule to say he’s “sorry,” “frustrated, “and “extremely angry” about the Senate expense scandal…
Jeffrey Simpson — Thank you, Stephen Mandel. And thank you, Mark Carney. In Mr. Mandel’s case, the citizens of Edmonton can feel grateful for his service as mayor. In Mr. Carney’s case, he spoke clearly and intelligently to…
James Anderson — May 23rd was the deadline for the U.S. Government to comply with a World Trade Organization (WTO) ruling calling for changes to its Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) Laws. Canadian livestock producers who had been hoping for the U.S….
Christopher Hume — Municipal Canada is in shambles. Toronto’s Rob Ford may the most egregious example, but there are many others. From Montreal and Quebec City to Winnipeg and Mississauga, mayors across the country are…
Charles Pascal — We are getting close to the 41st anniversary of the June 1972 Watergate break-in that eventually led to president Richard Nixon’s resignation. Forty-one years of a political lesson every politician on Earth should have learned…Read More
Brian Lilley — Is there anyone left on Parliament Hill with clean hands? Canadians have been treated to a daily parade of outraged MPs fuming over the Senate expense scandal. Demands for audits followed by demands for more answers on edited reports…Read More
Charles Adler — It’s no secret that Thomas Mulcair loses his temper occasionally. That’s why he is known as Angry Tom. The NDP knows anger may sell well for a talk show host and may work well for a prosecutor, but they know that the public wants…Read More
Long-time CBC-TV personality George Stroumboulopoulos will beam out from CNN starting June 9, the U.S. all-news channel announced Thursday.