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Friday, August 16, 2013 

The Canadian Senate - OPEN THE BOOKS ... AND JAIL THE CROOKS!!

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Canada's Conservative and Liberal parties have used and abused the Canadian Senate for their own partisan and personal reasons for decades. The New Democratic Party of Canada has long advocated for dissolution of this unelected, undemocratic, untouchable disgrace of an institution. We've always been right about this! Abolish the damn thing!

And at the same time, perhaps show the nation what Canada's old line Liberal's and Conservative's have been up to!

"The Senate's internal economy committee has accepted a plan by the federal auditor general to review all senators' expenses, including travel and office expenses, CBC News has learned.Sources have told CBC News that senators will be required to co-operate.

Auditor General Michael Ferguson was first called to meet with the Senate's committee on internal economy in June, in the wake of the committee's reports on independent audits of expense claims by senators Patrick Brazeau, Mike Duffy and Mac Harb.That committee issued a report on an audit of Senator Pamela Wallin's travel expenses this week."

"Meanwhile, it emerged Thursday that three former Conservative senators at the heart of the current spending scandal were given clear directions from their leader in the upper chamber that they could bill for certain partisan — that is, political — travel when they first arrived in the Senate.

The boot camp briefing was offered to the group of 18 senators appointed in late 2008 by Prime Minister Stephen Harper, a group that included senators Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau. Each is now under the spotlight for their spending claims — Duffy and Brazeau for housing expenses, and Wallin for travel — with auditors delivering withering reports."


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