Sunday, April 24, 2016
I know I certainly have.
Apparently we aren't supposed to hold this grown man responsible for understanding such complex rules as:
1. If its not Senate business, don't ask for reimbursement; and,
2. If you live in Ottawa, don't ask for reimbursement.
Most other Senators had no difficulty acting ethically and with the rules. But poor Duffy just found it too hard.
After the greediness and ineptitude and poor judgment displayed throughout his trial, Duffy now is adding insult to injury by asking for retroactive pay for the two years he was suspended from the Senate. And I think it is quite likely he will get it. So he will pocket years and years of the income taxes I worked to pay.
So no, I'd just rather not hear any more from him for a while.
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"In the Duffy affair, for instance, the cover-up engineered by Stephen Harper’s palace guard was a scandal of epic proportions even if none of its PMO proponents was charged with a criminal offence."
Hahaha! Classic agitprop by the Toronto Star's (and CBC's) Liberal lapdog Chantal Hebert.
Poor Chantal. She must be choking on the 0 out of 31 "Scandal of the Century" guilty charges.
By 3:12 am, at
The thing is, he is "guilty" of being unethical. That, however, is not illegal.
There's no doubt that Duffy had his head deep in the trough. The real problem is that the Senate rules are so vague that there's no possible way of breaking them, as long as the senator asks permission. There should be very tight spending rules and a mandatory annual audit.
it would be nice if it all just went away. As you suggest Duffy will want the last 2 yrs of his salary.
The Senate rules are vague, but many Canadians would never have claimed for the things he did. We would have known better. But as has been said, being unethical isn't illegal.
Politicians can be held to a higher standard than the average Canadian. they're supposed to be the leaders in this country. the appropriate thing would be for Duffy to resign, but that isn't going to happen either.
Cases such as this might be good for teaching about in an ethics class.
By 4:38 pm, at
Lol. The progs are having a meltdown over the judge finding Duffy not guilty on all 31 counts.
Leave it to extreme leftist Chantal Hebert to try and spin this into a finding of Duffy being guilty. Oh well, she works at the Toronto Red Star (almost bankrupt) and is a recurring guest on the CBC (which will not go bankrupt thanks to Trudeau extending their taxpayer funding to $1.15 billion a year, which is about $65 a year for every taxpayer to pay for their dreck.
Time to go watch Peter Mansbridge. After the first Super Tuesday in the USA where Trump led and won 4 of 5 states, Mansbridge announced the "Republican primary just got closer."
What nonsense will Mansbridge say tonight after Trump all 5 states in today's Super Tuesday?
The Republican primary got even closer. What joke he and the CBC are!
By 11:12 pm, at