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  • Petertwo
    May 27, 2013 - 06:28

    There's good furore over Mike Duffy's indiscretions, what a lovely word, but we have to admit that he does not have very high standards. Compared to the last Liberal government who tried to take Canada for $40 million, that we did know about, Duffy's, pathetic $90 odd thousand pales by comparison. As a Anon noted this gives cause to abolish the senate, I guess we ought to have abolished The House over the liberals. What surprised me recently was a report that suggested the Liberals today would win an election with a landslide victory, I'm surprised that anyone would even think of ever voting again for the Liberals in Canada. We never seem to learn from experience!

    • Corporate Psycho
      May 27, 2013 - 19:50

      Ever hear of Brian Mulrooney?

  • Anon
    May 26, 2013 - 12:27

    There's the possibility for good to come out of this, because for once Canadians are actually paying attention to the senate. Sober second thought my arse, that's what parliamentary committees are for, the senate has always been a useless moneypit where Prime Ministers send their friends to get paid to do nothing. The only reason it has been permitted to exist for so long is because most Canadian taxpayers don't know exactly what it is. Well people are paying attention now, and if Harper really wants to add something to his legacy he should use this opportunity to take a serious shot at abolishing the senate altogether. I understand the constitutional challenges involved, but it isn't impossible and right now would a good time to try. Sometimes I cant help but think that was the point all along. Harper, Wright, and Dufy are not stupid people, and for them to all get mixed up in this farce is beyond bizarre, I cant help but think that there's some Conservative plot to discredit and eventually bring down the senate from within. One that I would fully support. The senate is a useless institution that we just cant seem to get rid of, if the government needs to manufacture a scandal to turn people against it well so be it.

  • Bob
    May 25, 2013 - 14:13

    Pam, I just put down "The Paper" and join with you in the hope "The Duffster" and "My parking lot" Wallin will step down. But come on, they're full partners now in Canada's "Wheel of Fortune" and there's no way they'll surrender their newfound free lunch. There is such a thing after all, pity it took polititians of questionable value to point it out.

  • Ahewitson
    May 25, 2013 - 14:11

    These two former CTV employees are chubby because an excess of total gall. However, I do not see resignation as enough. Any public employee found doing the same thing - claiming ineligble expenses - are charged in a court oif law, fired and lose pension benefits. This needs to happen.

  • gar
    May 25, 2013 - 13:55

    Duffy is proving to be a real weasel. he knows it is almost impossible for him to be fired. He knew exactly what he was doing but thought he would not get caught. Like many his greed overcame his good sense. Imagine making 12 thousand a month a big expense account and a house in Ottawa paid up. If this is all true so why is the media concealing something? Does he have some type of abuse problem? Has this guy got the goods on a good number of parliamentarians that he covered as a journalist for years and they are scared stiff of exposure . His latest statement that he wants an inquiry suggests that he has an ace in the hole and every one regardless of party know it. There is word for that???

  • Ed
    May 25, 2013 - 13:10

    Duffy should move to Quebec where his morals would be considered an asset and his deals with money, truth and integrity a place to practice his corruption.

  • John in Whitbourne
    May 25, 2013 - 13:09

    You are being heartless. How is this poor man going to pay for his imported French Champagne and Truffles from the South of France? You can't expect him to maintain his 'fighting weight' on a diet of P.E.I. potatoes and Kraft Dinner. Who is going to anchor the Senate tug-of-war team when they take on Rob Ford and his nasty Toronto City Council team?

  • Mule
    May 25, 2013 - 13:07

    Good Op-Ed piece from Pam. She clearly expresses our collective indignation at the senator's abuse of pretty generous expense rules. However, I must contradict her analogy that the Senate spends tax dollars like drunken sailors on shore leave. That is offensive to most sailors who are already shortchanged in their earning within Canada's military. They have families to support, protect our country, and spend many long, and rough weeks at sea. The senate will never live up to those men and women. Please do not malign our navy personnel this way by comparing them to senators.

  • crista
    May 25, 2013 - 12:17

    Reading another web page about the release of the bill c-29???? web release on the Nalcor page explaining the report ???? it was almost like listening to budget 2013???? for what could be under stood of it.Yes it explains what they are planing to do????not against the best interest of any bussiness investment but who is this investment best for and who is going to benefit from these deals???? the ones that are trying to live day to day or is it the ones that do not have to worry about those problems???? or if some thing goes wrong who's problems is it then and you can not say it can not happen look what you are reading about in Pam's article???? so who will have to suffer for some ones unknown decision's and choices???? some one should take some interest for what is gone on and going on and who is really making any sense of any of this???? as L.B. said all you here is muskrat,muskrat,muskrat???? and do not forget how bill c- 29 is working out???? remember another web site the Nalcor release????

  • david
    May 25, 2013 - 11:30

    Duffy should quit. Sure. because that's exactly what all disgraced politicians do in this country. Especially those who have never, and will never, face the electorate, and who are lavished with gobs of money and ego-stroking perks for the rest of their lives....a contract written in stone. Sure, Pam. Good call.

  • marilyn
    May 25, 2013 - 09:38

    The only thing in life that's a sure thing is death and taxes . Mr Duffy you many have underestimated the Canadian people .there is a limited to what people will take and I think we Canadians have reached our limit. This government is like the boy that cried wolf . So many lies and ii will be hard to believe anything they say .we will not be able to tell the difference anymore from truth or lies . Thanks Mr. Duffy and all our senators for opening our eyes to what this government is capable of .shame on you all . as it looks 1 bad apple does spoil the barrel unless you weed out the bad ones' guess the in ball is in your park now . I hope you do not close cabinet for the summer while Canada deals with the scandal and embarrassment.