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« Reply #1275 on: May 17, 2013, 09:13:06 pm »

Fife will have more on Sunday's QP, and Rempel will be on to answer some of those questions.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/pamela-wallin-forced-out-of-tory-caucus-over-preliminary-audit-results-1.1286767
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« Reply #1276 on: May 17, 2013, 09:21:29 pm »

Harper was usually good in damage control, but he totally dropped it on Senate things.
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« Reply #1277 on: May 17, 2013, 09:35:52 pm »

There's increasingly explosive revelations every night on CTV, plus CBC might have more on Brazeau next week. Forget drip-drip-drip, more like BOOM-BOOM-BOOM. We can only wait to see what Fife says on Sunday, or if CBC reveals the Brazeau thing next week. Wonder if the next revelation is about "what Harper knew, and when did he know it?"

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« Reply #1278 on: May 17, 2013, 09:38:54 pm »

MacDougall says no early June prorogation.
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« Reply #1279 on: May 17, 2013, 10:48:49 pm »

Deadspin/Gawker is attempting to raise the $200k asked for by the owner of the Rob Ford crack smoking video.  donate here.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rob-ford-crackstarter
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« Reply #1280 on: May 17, 2013, 11:09:53 pm »

Deadspin/Gawker is attempting to raise the $200k asked for by the owner of the Rob Ford crack smoking video.  donate here.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rob-ford-crackstarter

W00T. the'yre at 40K.

I'm just loving this story btw. I like when a Canadian becomes internationally notorious, plus I like whenever Toronto gets looked down upon by the world.
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« Reply #1281 on: May 18, 2013, 01:34:34 am »

Talking of Ford, Americans media decided to go on his case and list all the dumb/wierd/bad/whatever he ever said or done.

That's impressive!
Hopefully, Olivia Chow puts him outside of the city hall soon, but he is doing that alone right now, like a big boy.
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« Reply #1282 on: May 18, 2013, 04:59:06 pm »

Here's the Brazeau e-mail in question. Senate won't say whether it was an authorization or not.
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« Reply #1283 on: May 19, 2013, 08:04:16 am »

Nigel Wright has resigned.
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« Reply #1284 on: May 19, 2013, 08:32:32 am »

Ray Novak is the new COS.
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« Reply #1285 on: May 19, 2013, 10:38:08 am »

Fife says Parliament might be adjourned in early June, no prorogation till fall though.
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« Reply #1286 on: May 19, 2013, 12:30:33 pm »

MacDougall says session will continue till June 21.
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« Reply #1287 on: May 19, 2013, 04:57:23 pm »

I've probably paid more attention to Canada over the last week than the prior 5 years combined.  Keep up the good work!
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« Reply #1288 on: May 20, 2013, 06:16:23 pm »

Im looking forward to see if Colbert or Stewart say anything Monday about Ford.
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« Reply #1289 on: May 20, 2013, 06:18:49 pm »

Fife will have more Senate news tonight, and Duffy said to "stay tuned" for what he says on the Senate floor tomorrow.
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« Reply #1290 on: May 20, 2013, 08:59:36 pm »

Dippers are trying to soft sell Mulcair.
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« Reply #1291 on: May 20, 2013, 09:13:03 pm »
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Harper's former special counsel Ben Parrin, who left the PMO last month, drafted that secret agreement in February. Tomorrow's caucus meeting at 9:30 will be open to the media. Apparently many MPs want the Senate to strip Brazeau/Duffy/Harb/Wallin of their pay and benefits. Senate takes up the audit debate tomorrow.
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« Reply #1292 on: May 20, 2013, 09:30:48 pm »

Harper's former special counsel Ben Parrin, who left the PMO last month, drafted that secret agreement in February. Tomorrow's caucus meeting at 9:30 will be open to the media. Apparently many MPs want the Senate to strip Brazeau/Duffy/Harb/Wallin of their pay and benefits. Senate takes up the audit debate tomorrow.

There are still a few former reformers that remember the Triple-E senate. They must be going nuts right now.
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« Reply #1293 on: May 21, 2013, 08:55:16 am »

Harper's address was boilerplate stuff: said he'd asked LeBreton to tighten expense rules, said that anyone who wanted to use public office for personal gain should leave the caucus room "right now." Recapped the government's efforts on the Senate file. No mention of Wright. Moore called on Duffy to resign his Senate seat.

In equally predictable news, Horwath will support the budget she co-authored.
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« Reply #1294 on: May 21, 2013, 09:12:15 pm »

MacDougall said Wright will have to explain the deal to Mary Dawson. Meanwhile the Duffy report has been formally moved back to Internal Economy. Meanwhile Harb and Cools were self-parodies, and I'll leave that there. One excellent idea comes, unsurprisingly, from Sheila Fraser: put parliamentary expenses under the AG's jurisdiction. I'd also like posting parliamentary expenses online, or at least easing the FOIA rules.

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« Reply #1295 on: May 21, 2013, 10:08:26 pm »

Im looking forward to see if Colbert or Stewart say anything Monday about Ford.

Well you got your wish Tuesday night.  Smoking crack is Canada's heritage and national pastime.
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« Reply #1296 on: May 22, 2013, 11:18:57 am »

The Rob Ford fund is going to be tight. They're at $110,000 with 6 days left.
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« Reply #1297 on: May 22, 2013, 11:35:12 am »

Simpson's phoning it in as usual.

Some high-profile BC Dippers want Dix out. I guess he'll quit soon enough.

Radwanski thinks Horwath stumbled on the budget. I'm of mixed feelings.

Meanwhile we Montrealers, on top of everything else, are now under a 24-hour boil water advisory because of filtration problems.
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« Reply #1298 on: May 22, 2013, 11:39:24 am »

Harper will be addressing the British Parliament before the G8 meeting. First Canadian PM to do so since King in '44.
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« Reply #1299 on: May 22, 2013, 01:24:11 pm »

Harper said that he didn't know about the deal and wouldn't have allowed it if he did, and that he's sorry for this happening. Meanwhile Duffy says he looks forward to justifying his expenses and basically calling this a witch hunt, like the equally deluded Harb and Cools yesterday. Here's the original report, H/T Glen McGregor.
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