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Melissa Fong: The facts on PHS scandal & following reactions of critics, boards and Jenny Kwan

…The fact is that PHS provides really important harm reduction programming that needs to be defended.

The scandal involves non-profit board members that are supposed to be working in the best interest of the DTES, not on #34KVacations.

Townshend and Small (Jenny Kwan’s ex) are implicated with irresponsible spending on administrative costs.

Any budget for . . . → Read More: Melissa Fong: The facts on PHS scandal & following reactions of critics, boards and Jenny Kwan

The Disaffected Lib: Is This How the Senate Whitewash Begins?

Duffy, Wallin and Brazeau turfed out in disgrace by a gaggle of Tory senators who had expense skeletons in their own closets to conceal.  Word from Ottawa is that there are plenty of other senators in the same boat on housing expenses, perhaps two to three dozen, who all voted as they were directed . . . → Read More: The Disaffected Lib: Is This How the Senate Whitewash Begins?

The Canadian Progressive: Senate expense scandal: Wallin responds to damning Deloitte report

Sen. Pamela Wallin responds to damning Deloitte report on the Senate expense scandal, which alleges she may have tried to cover up her $140,000 fraudulent claims.

The post Senate expense scandal: Wallin responds to damning Deloitte report appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

. . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Senate expense scandal: Wallin responds to damning Deloitte report

LeDaro: Audit reveals ineligible claims amounting to as much as $140,000, by Pamela Wallin

It is only taxpayers’ money.;) Senators having their jollies.

“An independent audit of Senator Pamela Wallin’s expenses has found ineligible claims amounting to as much as $140,000, and that the number of those claims is in the hundreds, CBC News had learned.” CBC News.

“The audit flags at least $120,000 in questionable claims, with . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Audit reveals ineligible claims amounting to as much as $140,000, by Pamela Wallin

ParliamANT Hill: SenAntor’s questionable expenses total $140K, audit reveals

Inspired by this headline: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2013/08/09/pol-whats-expected-to-be-in-wallin-audit.html

The Scott Ross: Mike Duffy & Why An Elected Senate Would Have Made This Worse

Nobody really thinks Senator Mike Duffy received $90,000 in return for some political favour, but that public perception would most certainly change if he and every other Senator faced regular expensive election campaigns that depended on large contrib… . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Mike Duffy & Why An Elected Senate Would Have Made This Worse

The Scott Ross: Mike Duffy & Why An Elected Senate Would Have Made This Worse

Nobody really thinks Senator Mike Duffy received $90,000 in return for some political favour, but that public perception would most certainly change if he and every other Senator faced regular expensive election campaigns that depended on large contributions and even larger political favours.

An elected Senate requiring hundreds of thousands of dollars every four years . . . → Read More: The Scott Ross: Mike Duffy & Why An Elected Senate Would Have Made This Worse

The Canadian Progressive: Mike Duffy’s primary home not P.E.I., unedited Senate report says

Original document says expenses for winterized cottage should not have been claimed   A copy of the original report by an internal Senate committee on Senator Mike Duffy‘s expense claims, obtained by CBC News, makes it clear the committee believes Duffy’s primary residence is in Ottawa, and not in P.E.I. The unedited report, written by . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Mike Duffy’s primary home not P.E.I., unedited Senate report says

The Canadian Progressive: Harper Government must heed environment commissioner’s warnings: David Suzuki

By Dr. David Suzuki | Published by Troy Media on Feb. 13, 2013: When the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform exploded in 2010, killing 11 people and spewing massive amounts of oil into the Gulf of Mexico, it cost more than $40 billion to mop up the mess. In Canada, an oil company would be liable . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Harper Government must heed environment commissioner’s warnings: David Suzuki

Bill Longstaff: Will the Fraser Institute be audited?

Now that the federal government has allocated $8-million for the auditing of charitable groups ostensibly to ensure they stay within the Charities Act, one naturally wonders if this will include all charities or be limited to environmental groups, the bête noire of the Conservative/oil industry coalition.

The Fraser Institute is a case in point. Although . . . → Read More: Bill Longstaff: Will the Fraser Institute be audited?