Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Conservative Caucus gives standing ovation to Senators Duffy, Wallin, Harb, Brazeau and Merchant for their outstanding contributions saving taxpayers' money?

Good Day Readers:

Perhaps in a twisted, perverted way Canadian taxpayers owe a debt of gratitude to these individuals for focusing so much attention on the Senate that it will either have to be drastically reformed or preferably abolished. Each is moving this institution toward self-abolution.

Thank God for the Fourth Estate (Press) and Fourth and a Half Estate (Social Media) for relentless pursuing the matter and bringing it to the public's attention. Imagine where taxpayers would be if there were no 4th and 4 1/2?

Maybe American Documentary film maker Michael Moore said it best, "Keep a very close watch on those in power!"

Clare L. Pieuk
Reporters yell out questions at Harper after speech to Tory Caucus

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Reporters shouted questions at Prime Minister Stephen Harper after his brief statement to the Conservative Caucus on Tuesday morning.

Reporters shouted questions at Prime Minister Stephen Harper after his brief statement to the Conservative caucus on Tuesday morning. The prime minister spoke about his government's record on limiting MP spending, and making Ottawa more accountable.

The allegations facing Senator Mike Duffy, and former PMO chief of staff Nigel Wright were not mentioned in the speech. The PM was not scheduled to take questions but reporters defied event organizers and shouted questions at Harper. The Tory caucus continued their applause and tried to drown out journalists' questions. The journalists were soon ushered out of the room by PMO staff.
The Conservative government has been taking fire over a series of scandals involving Senate expenses. Last week, it was revealed that Wright wrote a personal $90,000  cheque to embattled Senator Mike Duffy. On Sunday, Wright resigned from his position. Duffy and Wallin resigned from the Tory caucus earlier in the week. A third senator, Patrick Brazeau, was removed from caucus earlier this year.
Ottawa reporters and political watchers responded angrily on Twitter to Harper's speech. 


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