Canadian Senate Expenses Scandal

Saint John MP Wayne Long set to enter the boxing ring for a good cause

Politicians are used to plenty of sparring in the House of Commons, but a New Brunswick politician is taking that a step further.<p>Saint John MP Wayne …

Canadian News

A Day in Charming Kirkwood

St. Louis’ first true suburb saw its growth fed in the 1850s by the railroad that now serves as the focal point for a charming shopping district …

Travel

Why Canadians should be paid for blood plasma donation

A private corporation called Canadian Plasma Resources (CPR) recently opened clinics in the Canadian cities of Saskatoon and Moncton, N.B. At these …

Compensation

Video: March to the Arch commemorates 9/11

People gather in Ballwin on Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, 2018, for the 17th annual March to the Arch to commemorate the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, …

Terrorism

Politics Briefing: Judge says Toronto council-slashing law is unconstitutional

<b>Good morning,</b><p>An Ontario Superior Court judge has handed a strong rebuke to Ontario Premier Doug Ford this morning. Justice Edward Belobaba said the provincial government's move to cut in half the number of seats on Toronto's city council in the middle of the municipal election was unconstitutional. …

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'I'm just lucky to be here': Patrick Brazeau's quiet comeback after years of scandal

Patrick Brazeau's life in the Senate these days has its uncomfortable moments.<p>"The majority of my former colleagues wanted to kick me out of that …

Canadian Politics

Books about Canadian banks, oil sands & economic development shortlisted for $30K National Business Book Award

Four books have been shortlisted for the National Business Book Award, an annual $30,000 prize that celebrates the best Canadian business-related …

Oil Sands

Pipelines, banking among topics covered by finalists for business book award

TORONTO — Canada’s pipeline politics, information-age banking and economic development in the Maritimes are among the topics covered by the titles …

Oil Sands

Marni Soupcoff: Eight books all high-schoolers should read to prepare for our crazy world

The New York Times recently asked a group of writers what books they’d add to the high school curriculum if given the chance.The Times editors didn’t …

Books

Politicians like Pamela Wallin shouldn’t be messing with our blood supply

Independent Senator Pamela Wallin introduced a bill in the spring that would ban compensation for blood plasma donation in Canada. It was a move …

Administrative Law

Charlottetown's deputy mayor running for re-election

Charlottetown Deputy Mayor Mike Duffy has announced his intention to seek re-election in Ward 3 (Brighton).<p>Duffy said during his 12 years on council …

Elections

Senate quietly loosens financial accountability rules; critics say honour system leads to spending scandals

The Senate has quietly relaxed financial rules to allow senators to use their hospitality budgets to pay for better accommodations, with no need to to submit monthly housing expenses, in what critics say is a return to the old honour system that led to the Senate spending scandal.<p>Senators, who earn …

Politics

Globe editorial: Remember that big Senate expense scandal? The senators don’t

Canada’s Senate, as you may be aware, is occasionally home to scandals related to its members' expense accounts.<p>Why, there was a rousing one just a few years ago that was fairly well covered in the media, if memory serves. It started with the suspension of three senators, segued into a criminal …

Home Ownership

Mac Harb settles lawsuit with RBC over mortgage fraud allegations

OTTAWA — Mac Harb, a former Liberal senator who became a central figure in the Senate expense scandal, says he has settled a claim with Royal Bank …

Corruption

'There was never any wrongdoing': Mac Harb settles RBC claim

A lawyer for Mac Harb says that the former senator has settled a claim against the Royal Bank of Canada for negligence and breach of fiduciary duty …

Corruption

Tsai: The Mike Duffy lawsuit provides a chance to make the Senate more accountable

Justice Sally Gomery has a pivotal opportunity to reform and make the Senate an accountable institution to Canadians. Appointed in July 2017, Justice …

Sexual Harassment

Mike Duffy lawyers raise spectre of past scandal in bid to sue Senate

Sen. Mike Duffy's lawyers are recalling the political scandal surrounding his expense claims in a bid to keep the Senate in the crosshairs of a …

Mike Duffy

‘Could a Speaker shoot someone?’ judge asks in Duffy lawsuit

An Ontario judge hearing an application from the Senate Wednesday to be withdrawn from Sen. Mike Duffy’s $7.8-million lawsuit against the Senate and …

Canadian Politics

Duffy lawyers recall scandal in Senate suit

OTTAWA — Sen. Mike Duffy's lawyers are recalling the political scandal surrounding his expense claims in a bid to keep the Senate in the crosshairs …

Mike Duffy

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The One Minute Play Festival is the country's largest and longest running community-engaged theatre project.

New Jersey

Senate lawyers try to quash Mike Duffy’s $7.8M lawsuit

OTTAWA — Lawyers for the Senate warned of dire consequences for Canadian democracy as they laid out arguments Wednesday about why Sen. Mike Duffy …

Canada

Mike Duffy lawyers raise spectre of past scandal on expense claims in bid to sue Senate | The Star

OTTAWA—Sen. Mike Duffy’s lawyers recalled the political scandal surrounding his expense claims in a bid Thursday to keep the Senate in the crosshairs …

Canadian News

Mike Duffy’s lawyers raise spectre of past scandal in bid to sue Senate

Sen. Mike Duffy’s lawyers recalled the political scandal surrounding his expense claims in a bid Thursday to keep the Senate in the crosshairs of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit over his suspension from the chamber in 2013.<p>The Senate argues Duffy’s lawsuit is an overreach because the upper chamber …

Mike Duffy

Senate lawyers call Duffy lawsuit an overreach in bid to be stricken from case

By Jordan Press<br>THE CANADIAN PRESS<p>OTTAWA - Lawyers for the Senate warned of dire consequences for Canadian democracy as they laid out arguments …

Canada

Mike Duffy Lawsuit Under Spotlight Again As Senate Lawyers Go To Court

He's suing the Senate and RCMP for $7.8 million in damages.<p>OTTAWA — Lawyers for the Senate warned of dire consequences for Canadian democracy as they …

Canadian News

Mike Duffy, Senate in court over whether senator can sue upper chamber | The Star

If the court agrees, Duffy would only be able to sue the federal government for the RCMP’s actions during the investigation.<p>Duffy is seeking damages …

Canadian News

Senate lawyers call Duffy lawsuit an overreach

Lawyers for the Senate warned of dire consequences for Canada’s democracy Wednesday as they laid out their case for why Sen. Mike Duffy shouldn’t be allowed to sue the upper chamber over his dramatic and protracted suspension without pay five years ago.<p>Allowing Duffy to target the Senate with his …

Canada

Why we should pay Canadian donors for their blood plasma donations

A new bill would ban paying for plasma donations nationwide. It’s a counterproductive idea, not to mention hypocritical<p><i>Chris MacDonald teaches ethics</i> …

Canadian News

Senator introducing bill to ban payments for blood donation

Independent Senator Pamela Wallin is introducing a bill to ban payments for blood donations across Canada.<p>If passed, her bill would prohibit …

Health Care (Canada)

Retirement complex gets initial approval in Ellisville

<b>ELLISVILLE</b> • The City Council here gave preliminary approval on Wednesday night to a conditional use permit to allow Resort Lifestyle Communities to …

Urban Design