Political Musings September 2, 2013: PM Stephen Harper appoints new Senate leader, budget officer and staff for fall session

CANADIAN POLITICAL MUSINGS

POLITICAL MUSINGS

Harper appoints new Senate leader, budget officer and staff for fall session

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper this past week is continuing to get ready for the new legislative session in Parliament this fall and the second half of his term as Prime Minister by on Aug. 27 continuing to shuffle….READ MORE

Political Musings July 25, 2013: RCMP Duffy-Wright investigation reaches PM Stephen Harper’s office

CANADIAN POLITICAL MUSINGS

POLITICAL MUSINGS

RCMP Duffy-Wright investigation reaches PM Stephen Harper’s office

By Bonnie K. Goodman

The RCMP’s investigation into Senator Mike Duffy bloated personal expenses claims and former chief of Staff Nigel Wright’s cover-up attempt has now reached the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). The Royal Canadian Mounted Police….READ MORE

Political Musings July 19, 2013: Staffer at center of Senate expense scandal leaves PM Stephen Harper’s office

CANADIAN POLITICAL MUSINGS

POLITICAL MUSINGS

Staffer at center of Senate expense scandal leaves PM Stephen Harper’s office

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Chris Woodcock, a staffer in Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office that may have had knowledge of the check written out by former Chief of Staff Nigel Wright to cover Senator Mike Duffy’s expenses is no….READ MORE

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

CANADIAN POLITICAL HEADLINES

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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

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

CANADIAN POLITICAL HEADLINES

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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

CANADIAN POLITICAL HEADLINES

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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

CANADIAN POLITICAL HEADLINES

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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