Driving The Porcelain Bus: Canadian Support For Abolishing The Senate Is Gaining Ground – UPDATED

UPDATE I just got the EKOS poll results from Oct. 29, 2013These poll results show an even stronger support for Senate abolition53.8% of Canadians support abolishing the Senate. Regional supportProvinces that support abolition with  over 50% support: BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Quebec (Sask and Que are the highest with 68% and 67% support) Provinces that ...

The Canadian Progressive: Sen. Mike Duffy’s Scandal Torpedoes Nigel Wright: Canadians React

PM Stephen Harper’s chief of staff Nigel Wright resigned early Sunday following last week’s revelation that he cut a $90,000 personal cheque to cover Sen. Mike Duffy’s fraudulent Senate expense claims. The announcement has set the Twitterverse on fire. “Mr Wright’s resignation doesn’t end the matter – how and why was this deal done,” tweeted former Liberal leader ...

The Canadian Progressive: Beleaguered Harper-appointed Sen. Mike Duffy Quits Conservative Caucus

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  Scandal-plagued Sen. Mike Duffy quit the Conservative caucus Thursday after his fraudulent Senate expense claims threatened to engulf the Harper government. Duffy, appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper in 2009, now sits as an independent. “It is clear the public controversy surrounding me and the repayment of my […] The post Beleaguered Harper-appointed ...

The Canadian Progressive: Harper’s chief of staff paid off Mike Duffy’s Senate expenses

  Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s chief of staff Nigel Wright wrote a personal cheque worth more than $90,000 to pay back Senator Mike Duffy‘s living expenses, Harper’s office confirmed Wednesday. “Mr. Duffy agreed to repay the expenses because it was the right thing to do,” Harper’s spokesman Andrew MacDougall said […] The post Harper’s chief ...

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Isabelle Lapointe Dumped Conservative Sen. Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu Already?

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  Apparently, Isabelle Lapointe no longer works for her lover, Harper-appointed Conservative Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu. Man, that was lightning fast. Brutal too, I suppose. Exactly eight days since various media reported the office romance around March 5. OK, I blogged about it but then forgot to keep an eye on it. […] The post Isabelle Lapointe ...

The Canadian Progressive: Conservative Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu under scrutiny over relationship with employee

Conservative Senator Pierre-Hugues Boisvenu in spotlight over reports he is in romantic relationship with one of his employees on Parliament Hill. By: Joanna Smith | Published by Toronto Star on Tue Mar 05 2013: OTTAWA – A Quebec senator is in the spotlight over reports that he is in a romantic relationship with one of his employees ...

The Canadian Progressive: NDP: Abolish the “unelected and unaccountable Senate of Canada”

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Mar 4, 2013: The New Democrats today repeated their call for the abolition of Canada’s scandal-ridden “useless, expensive, undemocratic appendage of government”, the Senate. The Official Opposition’s MP for Toronto-Danforth, Craig Scott, issued the following statement earlier today: In order to address the irresponsible conduct of the unelected Senate, NDP Democratic and Parliamentary Reform Critic Craig Scott ...