I understand why the Senate witch hunt was started.
Whenever there is a whiff of scandal, the Ottaw-crats release a few expendables for the media to massacre, knowing that the general public will lap up all the blood spilled in the sacrifice.
The goal is to put as much distance between even the perception of “stink” and those who organize the hunt. Then they build pyres and burn the bodies, as they are doing in Pamela Wallin’s case.
However, as a former federal employee, I understand also how onerous and confusing the multiple reporting systems can be, and don’t accept for one minute that Senator Wallin intentionally tried to “cook the books.”
It simply doesn’t fit the Wallin who Canadians came to respect as a journalist, public speaker, fundraiser and excellent representative of Canada.
She has been made the witch of the day, and it’s not warranted.