Nursing home demanding Trudeau reimburse speaking fee spent almost $1-million more on administration than charitable programs
New Brunswick’s Grace Foundation spent $3.2-million on management and administration in 2012 compared to $2.3-million on its charitable programs, according to Revenue Canada report.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is getting in touch with 17 organizations this week to offer them a refund on his speaking fees. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau is making a money-back offer to 17 organizations that have paid to hear him speak since he became an MP.
Senator Mac Harb says he was told by the Clerk of the Senate in 2003 that he could collect living and travel expenses for time he spent in Ottawa while claiming a primary residence out of town.
The Harper government is condemning “corruption” after one of its former staffers was arrested Monday in connection with an ongoing investigation by a special police squad in Montreal.Read More
A Saskatchewan literacy conference that paid Justin Trudeau a $20,000 speaking fee does not want its money back from the Liberal leader.Read More
Before Justin Trudeau had uttered a word, Heritage Minister James Moore had used his fifth response to the New Democrats to scold the Liberal leader and then, in response to Mr. Trudeau’s first question, Mr. Moore had pronounced…Read More
Heritage Minister James Moore does not have a few things, according to his statements in the House of Commons Monday. He does not have anything to add to the allegations surrounding failed Montreal Conservative candidate-turned “shadow MP” Saulie Zajdel…Read More
The New Brunswick charity that asked Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau to return a speaking fee after he appeared at a fundraiser has sparked a debate among MPs about the propriety of accepting money for what some of them say MPs should do for free.Read More
Justin Trudeau may be under fire for the extracurricular speaking fees he collected before he became Liberal leader, but an analysis of the most recent MP disclosures reveals 40 per cent of all MPs declare a secondary source of income.Read More
Lorne Gunter — I figure any party truly intent on reforming government has the first two years of its first mandate to implement major changes — four years, tops. After that, it becomes “the government.” It becomes the thing it was trying to change.
Paul Sullivan — I believe. Do you? Do you believe that Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is not playing politics? That he sincerely believes Justin Trudeau should give back the $20K plus expenses he was paid for smiling beatifically upon the…
Monte Solberg — Justin Trudeau was unequivocal a week ago when he asked if Sen. Mac Harb should be allowed back into the Liberal caucus if he repaid the, umm, “overpayment” of Senate expenses. He said “absolutely,”…
Dan Mader — Mid-way through its mandate, the Harper government faces its most serious challenge since the opposition attempt to form a coalition in late 2008. The last few weeks seem to have brought nothing but bad news, with a Senate…
Paul Adams — Much of the conversation about reforming the Senate has revolved around two things: the problems with the existing body and the difficulties of changing it. That’s tempted a lot of people, including me, to wonder whether abolishing…
Sun Media — Consider the sad lot of the Canadian taxpayer, from sea to sea. In Ottawa, there’s the Senate expense scandal that only gets curiouser and curiouser, and therefore more bruising. We now know from the Senate…
Dan Leger — Stephen Colbert put it well: “If you’re doing nothing wrong, you have nothing to hide from the giant surveillance apparatus the U.S. government’s been hiding.” Comedians excel at putting complicated situations in perspective.
Michael Harris — You know the world is in trouble when Barack Obama starts sounding like Stephen Harper. The Spymaster-in-Chief. James Clapper, Obama’s director of National Intelligence, is a desperate liar caught with pants down, shoes off…
Tim Harper — Shawn Atleo spent much of last week marking the fifth anniversary of Stephen Harper’s apology for the residential schools system that took such a physical and emotional toll on this country’s aboriginals.
Scott Taylor — It has been interesting to watch the U.S. reluctantly goad itself toward a military intervention in Syria. In the spring of 2011, when the uprising first began, former secretary of state Hilary Clinton was among the first to champion…
Mia Rabson — AMC grand chief has rising profile after banner year. Some time before lunch today, a small caravan of motorcycles will make its way through the city towards Thunderbird House. They will carry with them the…Read More
Heather Mallick — Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s summer dress code for staff is an interesting animal. It mystified journalists, notoriously the worst-dressed sector outside of guys with Springsteen jobs. If you’ve just been laid off from a car wash, please…Read More
Even for a couple whose relationship is said to be volatile, the pictures are shocking. Sat at their favourite Mayfair restaurant, Charles Saatchi repeatedly grabs his wife Nigella Lawson by the neck.