He Committed Fraud - Senator Nancy Ruth

Contrast these comments on Senate scandal...

Senator Nancy Greene Raine - It's okay to have the same people review Senator Duffy's expenses and its okay to do it behind closed doors.

Senator Nancy Ruth - "In my opinion (Senator Duffy) committed fraud."

Senator Lillian Dyck - Senators are abusing the system, while people are hungry, living on the streets.

See raw video on CBC here.

Bill C-377 has Alberta Senator Seething!

Last December (2012) the Harper Conservative government passed Bill C-377.  The bill is nothing more than an attempt by non-union contractors to harass and create added costs on unions in their lifetime pursuit to eliminate unions.

From Rabble.ca
Well, there we have it. The Conservative government has just rammed Bill C-377, legislation which will saddle unions with ridiculously detailed, costly financial reporting requirements, through the House of Commons. The bill was successfully voted in by MPs on Wednesday evening, by a margin of 147 to 135. - Conservative government rams through anti-union Bill C-377 December 13, 2012

The bill had little debate and was rushed through the House of Commons. The Senate has been dealing with Bill C-377. In second reading Senator Elaine McCoy (last Progressive Conservative Senator left in the Senate) had to say ...

Bill C-377 is so audacious, so mendacious, so outrageous, that I can really only think of one twosentence review, and in this I am paraphrasing Dorothy Parker, whom many honourable senators will know. She once said in her two-line book review: “This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force.”
This comment of hers is attributed to a book written by Mussolini called The Cardinal's Mistress. Let me paraphrase Dorothy Parker: This is not a bill to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force. - Senator Elaine McCoy, May 2, 2013, Excerpt of Debates of the Senate (Hansard)

You can get more information here on the Bill, the votes and debate at Open Parliament

For Heaven's Sake!

Mayor Rob Ford of Toronto continues the game of playing at being Mayor of a big city. Faced with numerous scandals over his term and a video that may show him smoking crack, The Mayor fires his chief of staff today.

You have to wonder what could come next.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford fires chief of staff

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has fired his chief of staff, the latest development in a tumultuous week at city hall where the pressure is growing for ...

Even the usual supporters are after Ford to say something about the alleged video of him smoking crack. See Toronto Sun story here.