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John Ivison: Senate scandal may have made Stephen Harper an electoral liability in West

John Ivison: Senate scandal may have made Stephen Harper an electoral liability in West | CDNPoli | Scoop.it
There is a feeling that the leader and his staff have forgotten the party was elected on a ticket of accountability and transparency
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Mulcair says new Senate revelations show PMO has 'lots to hide'

Mulcair says new Senate revelations show PMO has 'lots to hide' | CDNPoli | Scoop.it
The opposition asked Prime Minister Stephen Harper Wednesday if he wants “to change anything” about what he has said he knew of in connection to the deal to get Sen.
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Harper government's extensive spying on anti-oilsands groups revealed in FOIs

Harper government's extensive spying on anti-oilsands groups revealed in FOIs | CDNPoli | Scoop.it
Independent federal agency, National Energy Board, directly coordinated effort between CSIS, the RCMP and private oil companies.
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Jason Kenney gets 'frosty' reception to job grant plan

Jason Kenney gets 'frosty' reception to job grant plan | CDNPoli | Scoop.it
Federal Employment Minister Jason Kenney got a chilly reception from provincial and territorial labour ministers as he tried to sell them on the federal government's Canada Job Grant at a meeting in Toronto Friday, CBC News has learned.
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Electoral fraud did take place in 2011 federal vote, but it didn't affect outcome, judge rules

Electoral fraud did take place in 2011 federal vote, but it didn't affect outcome, judge rules | CDNPoli | Scoop.it
Since there is no proof that it affected the outcomes in six ridings at issue, the elections will not be overturned.
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Furious Pamela Wallin lashed out at staffer after aide told auditors about expenses, letter claims

Furious Pamela Wallin lashed out at staffer after aide told auditors about expenses, letter claims | CDNPoli | Scoop.it
A letter the RCMP is seeking from a former aide to Senator Pamela Wallin makes scathing allegations about the embattled senator’s spending habits
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Wright, Duffy accused of bribery, fraud in new RCMP documents

Wright, Duffy accused of bribery, fraud in new RCMP documents | CDNPoli | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's former chief of staff, Nigel Wright, is being investigated for bribery, fraud and breach of trust along with Senator Mike Duffy, in an RCMP probe that has expanded to include the Prime Minister's Office, court...
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“We are good to go from the PM”

“We are good to go from the PM” | CDNPoli | Scoop.it
Eighty pages of documents were placed in front of a judge today by RCMP investigators probing the senate scandal.
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Graham Thomson: Rathgeber’s declaration of independence

Graham Thomson: Rathgeber’s declaration of independence | CDNPoli | Scoop.it
Last June, he committed what appeared to be political suicide, but it would seem he is refusing to die. Edmonton-St. Albert MP Brent Rathgeber has decided to run as an independent in the next federal election.
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John Ivison: Nevermind the bread and circuses, MPs should focus on government spending

John Ivison: Nevermind the bread and circuses, MPs should focus on government spending | CDNPoli | Scoop.it
The estimates released Thursday throw up a number of examples of spending that should be queried by curious MPs, but probably won't
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Andrew Coyne: Conservatives' closed door convention doesn't win them any new friends

Andrew Coyne: Conservatives' closed door convention doesn't win them any new friends | CDNPoli | Scoop.it
The problem is that the list of enemies keeps growing, and as it grows, starts to include more and more of the party’s staunchest supporters.
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Conservatives’ closed doors can’t contain growing number of disenchanted party members

Conservatives’ closed doors can’t contain growing number of disenchanted party members | CDNPoli | Scoop.it
If there is one image that defines last week’s Conservative convention, it is surely that of a closed door. For much of the convention, that was all reporters were permitted to see of it.
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