"For the PM, electability apparently trumps criminal behaviour. Not a big seller in Conservative circles."(Michael Harris nails whats wrong with Stephen Harper in his November 24th iPolitics article. For Mr. Harper, no amount of lying, fabrication, Senate manipulation, RoboCalls etc matter if you can get re-elected. In Harper's world, Rob Ford is forgiven of everything if he remains 'electable')."Rob Ford and Mike Duffy may not prove to be the end of Stephen Harper, but they are the beginning...Read Full Story
According to the Canadian Press, “The prime minister’s chief of staff went to Stephen Harper for approval of a secret plan that would have seen the Conservative party repay Mike Duffy’s contested expenses and whitewash a Senate report, new RCMP documents suggest.”
According to the article by Jennifer Ditchburn and Steve Rennie, published today:
When the party balked at the ultimate total of Duffy’s $90,000 bill, however, Nigel Wright paid the bill himself — apparently without Harper’s...Read Full Story
OTTAWA – The Liberals have written to the RCMP asking them to investigate the Conservative party’s alleged role in a payment scheme involving Sen. Mike Duffy.
Liberal MP Sean Casey sent a letter to RCMP commissioner Robert Paulson asking them to probe whether someone in the party promised to pay off Duffy’s contested living expenses.
Casey points to an RCMP affidavit filed in court last week, which suggests party fundraiser Sen. Irving Gerstein was prepared at one point to use party funds to...Read Full Story
OTTAWA – It’s shaping up to be a very good night for Justin Trudeau.
The Liberals are leading in three of four federal byelections – including a potential upset in the longtime Conservative bastion of Brandon-Souris in Manitoba.
They’ve managed to hold on to two Liberal strongholds – Toronto Centre and the Montreal riding of Bourassa – despite an all-out effort by the NDP to steal them away.
And they’ve got a 400-vote lead over the Conservatives in Brandon-Souris, a riding that has voted...Read Full Story
THE WEST BLOCK
Episode 12, Season 3
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Host: Tom Clark
Guest Interviews: Jason MacDonald, Tasha Kheiriddin, Rafal Rohozinski, Steve Clemons
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
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On this Sunday morning from Halifax, secrecy, security and stability; the RCMP deliver 80 pages of evidence on the Senate scandal and alleged criminality in the Prime Minister’s Office. We try to cut through the secrecy with Stephen Harper’s spokesman.
And...Read Full Story
Stephen Harper Wall
Stephen Harper, (born April 30, 1959), is a Canadian politician and current Prime Minister of Canada.