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The Canadian Progressive: Duffy testimony should spark new investigation into 2011 election fraud

The Council of Canadians calls for the re-opening of the investigation into the election fraud of 2011 in the wake of Mike Duffy’s recent testimony. The former Conservative senator testified under oath that a “black ops group at Conservative headqua… . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Duffy testimony should spark new investigation into 2011 election fraud

The Canadian Progressive: Information commissioner takes Harper to court for withholding Senate expenses scandal documents

Suzanne Legault, Canada’s federal information commissioner, is taking Stephen Harper to the Federal Court for withholding information relating to the Senate expenses scandal.

The post Information commissioner takes Harper to court for withholding Senate expenses scandal documents appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Politics and its Discontents: Too Good Not To Share

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Politics and its Discontents: The Evolving Harper ‘Narrative’ On The Duffy Scandal

Of course, I am using the word narrative quite euphemistically here.

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The Canadian Progressive: New NDP attack ad says Harper is world’s worst talent

New NDP attack ad draws attention to the fact that Stephen Harper is the “world’s worst talent scout”, highlights the Conservatives’ recent ethical lapses.

The post New NDP attack ad says Harper is world’s worst talent appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

The Canadian Progressive: British Colombia: Illiterate “cutthroat psychopaths” in the Harper PMO

Embarrassing typos as the illiterate “cutthroat psychopaths” in the Stephen Harper PMO change British Columbia to “British Colombia”.

The post British Colombia: Illiterate “cutthroat psychopaths” in the Harper PMO appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Politics and its Discontents: Your Saturday Smile

A bit of a busy morning ahead, so for now, enjoy:

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Politics and its Discontents: No Words Needed Here

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Politics and its Discontents: More On Duffy

Like many others, I have been trying to fathom how Nigel Wright has escaped without charges for the cheque he wrote to Mike Duffy, while the latter has been charged with accepting a bribe. I have also been attempting to get video of two programs, Power and Politics and last Thursday’s At Issue Panel, which . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: More On Duffy

Politics and its Discontents: A Little Something For Your Friday Evening Enjoyment

When it comes to Mike Duffy, the hits keep on coming. Enjoy:

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Politics and its Discontents: Things Should Really Start To Get Interesting Now

As just reported by the CBC, the RCMP has decided to lay charges against disgraced Senator Mike Duffy. Let’s hope the ‘fat lady’ sings loudly:

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Politics and its Discontents: No Disagreement Here

H/t The Toronto Star

And a Toronto Star reader weighs in on the issue:

Re: RCMP investigating Nigel Wright, PM says, Nov. 20

If Prime Minister Stephen Harper didn’t know about illegal payments being made to Senator Mike Duffy (as he has claimed on numerous occasions) he doesn’t deserve to be in the office. . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: No Disagreement Here

Politics and its Discontents: Plausible Deniability?

After watching the Prime Minister’s ongoing repetitive and wholly unconvincing responses to Thomas Mulcair’s incisive questions during Question Period, and after reading the latest details of the RCMP investigation into the scandal engulfing his government, I couldn’t help but wonder if Stephen Harper, as a youngster, was unduly influenced by Hogan’s Heroes and perhaps identified . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Plausible Deniability?

Politics and its Discontents: Carnival in Calgary

I hear that the Tory convention is turning out to be a real circus:

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Politics and its Discontents: The Web Grows Ever More Tangled

They say that when he was a journalist, Mike Duffy would often regale his listeners with tales of political intrigue gleaned from his many sources. A raconteur at heart, Duffy is now turning his story-telling talents to narrate a tale of corruption, cover-ups and lies emanating from the PMO and, increasingly, by inference, from Stephen . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Web Grows Ever More Tangled

Politics and its Discontents: Time For Pushback From The Public

Despite the fact that Stephen Harper is ‘toughing it out’ in The House of Commons under the relentless grilling of Thomas Mulcair, probably believing that the majority of Canadians are either incapable of or unwilling to follow the byzantine path of the Senate scandal, a wealth of letters in today’s Star calls into doubt . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Time For Pushback From The Public

Politics and its Discontents: No Comment Needed

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Politics and its Discontents: The Puffster’s Senate Speech

As much as I detest Mike Duffy and everything he stands for, I have to confess that in listening to his Senate speech yesterday I was much-taken with both its content and delivery. Thundering at his erstwhile allies and colleagues, Duffy rebuked the motion of suspension pending against him and Senators Brazeau and Wallin. . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Puffster’s Senate Speech

Politics and its Discontents: Abandoning Ship?

Perhaps the Puffster will receive another lifeline soon?

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Politics and its Discontents: Being Mike Duffy

I really have nothing insightful to offer today, merely a brief reflection on what it must be like to live a life devoid of even a shred honour.

By now, most will have learned that the Senate has moved to suspend without pay Senators Brazeau, Duffy and Wallin for the duration of this session, . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Being Mike Duffy

Politics and its Discontents: A Smoking Gun?

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The Canadian Progressive: Sen. Duffy changed bank address after Senate audit announced: RCMP

The RCMP now alleges that Sen. Mike Duffy changed his banking address from Ontario to PEI just four days after the Senate announced an internal audit into the senator’s fraudulent expense claims.

The post Sen. Duffy changed bank address after Senate audit announced: RCMP appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

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Cowichan Conversations: Canadian Taxpayers Federation Want To Blow Up The Senate-Video

Richard ‘Hub’ Hughes- Political Blogger

 

The Canadian Taxpayers have embraced humour , satire and a little hucksterism to promote dismantling the Canadian Senate. Their goal is to have a referendum over the senates continued existence.

Their claims and denunciations are a little overblown and their ridicule of Independent Senator Mike Duffy is . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Canadian Taxpayers Federation Want To Blow Up The Senate-Video

Politics and its Discontents: Star Readers Opine On Harper’s Self-Reported Ignorance (I Didn’t Do It) And Mike Duffy’s Avarice

Some days, all I have to do is open my newspaper for my blog post. Today is one of those days. Enjoy.

Harper kept public in dark, July 6

When the stuff hits the fan, “plausible deniability” allows politicians to say, “I didn’t know; no-one told me.” This is what our Prime Minister would . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Star Readers Opine On Harper’s Self-Reported Ignorance (I Didn’t Do It) And Mike Duffy’s Avarice

Politics and its Discontents: Some Low-Hanging Fruit

Or should I say pork? I have a bit of a busy morning, so I am taking the easy route for now by dedicating this photo to our ‘friends’ in the Red Chamber and their federal government enablers:

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