Political Headlines May 22, 2013: Stephen Harper tries to turn scandal into distraction: Tim Harper

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Stephen Harper tries to turn scandal into distraction: Tim Harper

Source: Toronto Star, 5-22-13

Stephen Harper had 1,115 words for his caucus in his content-free, made-for-TV speech Tuesday morning, but one word stood out….READ MORE

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Political Headlines May 22, 2013: PM Stephen Harper “sorry” for Senate spending scandal

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Stephen Harper “sorry” for Senate spending scandal

Source: Vancouver Sun, 5-22-13

Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Wednesday he didn’t know about the $90,000 cheque his former chief of staff wrote to Sen. Mike Duffy to cover improperly claimed housing expenses until learning about it from media reports last week….READ MORE

Political Headlines May 22, 2013: Lawyers tell Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to limit comments on alleged crack video

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Lawyers tell Rob Ford to limit comments on alleged crack video

Source: CBC.ca, 5-22-13

Legal advice may be behind Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s decision to stay silent in the wake of allegations he was recorded smoking what appears to be crack cocaine….READ MORE

Political Headlines May 21, 2013: NDP wants RCMP to investigate if Stephen Harper had role in spending Senate scandal

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NDP wants RCMP to investigate if Stephen Harper had role in spending scandal

Source: Toronto Star, 5-21-13

Calls for Stephen Harper to come clean about the Mike Duffy affair are zeroing in on what the prime minister knew about the secret $90,000 payment that has touched off the worst scandal faced by his seven-year-old government….READ MORE

Political Headlines May 21, 2013: PM Stephen Harper: ‘I’m not happy, I’m very upset’ about Senate controversy

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Harper: ‘I’m not happy, I’m very upset’ about Senate controversy

Source: CTV News,  5-21-13

Anyone who wants to use public office for their own benefit should find a new line of work, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Tuesday — for the first time addressing a deepening scandal related to Sen. Mike Duffy’s repayment of improperly filed expenses….READ MORE

Political Headlines May 19, 2013: Nigel Wright, Stephen Harper’s chief of staff, resigns

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Nigel Wright, Stephen Harper’s chief of staff, resigns

Source: Toronto Sun, 5-19-13 

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s chief of staff has resigned his post after helping Sen. Mike Duffy to repay $90,000 in improperly claimed expenses….READ MORE

Political Headlines May 17, 2013: Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in ‘crack cocaine’ video scandal

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Rob Ford in ‘crack cocaine’ video scandal

Source: Toronto Star, 5-17-13

A cellphone video that appears to show Mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine is being shopped around Toronto by a group of Somali men involved in the drug trade. Two Toronto Star reporters have viewed the video three times….READ MORE

Political Headlines May 16, 2013: For Sale: A Video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Smoking Crack Cocaine on Gawker

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For Sale: A Video of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Smoking Crack Cocaine – Gawker

Source: Gawker, 5-16-13

Rob Ford, Toronto’s conservative mayor, is a wild lunatic given to making bizarre racist pronouncements and randomly slapping refrigerator magnets on cars. One reason for this is that he smokes crack cocaine. I know this because I watched him do it….READ MORE

Political Headlines May 16, 2013: PM Stephen Harper: Keystone pipeline ‘absolutely needs to go ahead’

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Keystone pipeline ‘absolutely needs to go ahead’: Harper

Source: CTV News, 5-16-13 

Prime Minister Stephen Harper made another pitch for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on Thursday, telling a New York audience that oil from Canada represents jobs and greater energy security for the United States….READ MORE

Political Headlines May 15, 2013: PM Stephen Harper’s Chief of Staff Nigel Wright wrote personal cheque for $90K to repay Mike Duffy’s expenses

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Nigel Wright wrote personal cheque for $90K to repay Mike Duffy’s expenses

Source: CTV News, 5-15-13

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s chief of staff Nigel Wright personally bailed out Mike Duffy by writing a cheque to the Conservative senator that was used to repay more than $90,000 in improperly claimed Senate living expenses….READ MORE

Political Headlines May 2, 2013: Justin Trudeau Liberals jump to seven-point lead over Tories, poll suggests

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Justin Trudeau Liberals jump to seven-point lead over Tories, poll suggests

Source: Vancouver Sun, 5-2-13

Two weeks of Conservative attack ads have done little to dim Justin Trudeau’s honeymoon with Canadians, a new poll suggests….READ MORE