Mike Duffy sends along this collection of photos from Otter days….many of them small black and whites, including camper competitions, talent nights, shots of campers and a few from a canoe trip. 182 more words
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So, here’s the difficulty with the “single bad apple” defence, in all its iterations: As time runs on, the rotten fruit starts to pile up. And all those singles begin to look like a collection. 822 more words
It’s a good time to be a political journalist. But does that also make it a good time for democracy?
From Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s crack-smoking ways to former Alberta Premier Alison Redford’s “sky palace” and over-the-top flights, there’s been a lot of dirt to sift through. 875 more words
By Mark Milke
It has been quite the quite the summer for revelations about political expense accounts and the pay and perks of politicians.
Beyond the criminal behaviour (former federal Liberal cabinet minister Joe Fontana’s conviction for fraud, forgery and breach of trust) and alleged malfeasance (the 31 charges laid against Conservative Sen. 683 more words
Is there a public-interest argument for much tougher penalties, including debilitating fines and automatic hefty jail terms, for politicians who are found to have bilked taxpayers on their expense claims in significant amounts, say more than $5,000? 889 more words
It has been quite the summer for revelations about political expense accounts and the pay and perks of politicians.
Beyond the criminal behaviour (former federal Liberal cabinet minister Joe Fontana’s… 635 more words
A lawyer for Sen. Patrick Brazeau says his client wants to have a preliminary inquiry, but wouldn’t be surprised if the Crown tries to have the fraud case go straight to trial. 382 more words