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Conservative Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board Andrew Saxton has been caught performing a volte-face in the House of Commons on the PBO.
This weekend, Conservatives continued their dance of confusion surrounding allegations from CBC that Nigel Wright had control over a secret CPC fund while he was chief of staff to the prime minister.
Thursday, CBC revealed that when Nigel Wright was Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister, he had control of a top secret Conservative Party fund.
Conservatives have once again broken their own record for shutting down debate, now for the 42nd time.
During the late 1990’s the precursor to the Conservatives, the Reform Party, held many strong democratic principles, not the least of which was their loathing for the status quo Senate.
It was only 48 days ago that the Conservatives smashed the all-time record for shutting down debate in the House of Commons. Not content to sit on their laurels, the Conservatives are now pushing forward at top speed.
Last week, in Question Period exchanges with NDP leader Tom Mulcair, Stephen Harper twice denied instructing his staff to deal with the Senate expense scandal.
During the last election, Canadians may have been surprised to find senators showing up and campaigning for their respective political parties while still being paid by the public.
For the fourth time in four days the Conservatives have moved to shut down debate on legislation in the House of Commons. This time it’s on a bill relating to freight rail. The bill was shut down after only three hours of debate at this stage.
Having outdone themselves yesterday with two votes to shut down debate, Conservatives are back at it again today, shutting down debate in the House on Bill C-49.
Today, the Conservatives are moving to shut down debate on a 955 page bill on tax changes. Bill C-48 is 427 clauses, and the Conservatives are now pushing for the curtain to be drawn after only a few days.
The Conservative patronage machine has moved into full flight once again. This time they devised a way to appoint more of their friends and insiders – invent more cushy appointments seats!
Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper used to promise he would clean up the unelected, unaccountable Upper Chamber. Now he's in the middle of one of the biggest Senate scandals in history and is being forced to defend the many dubious actions of the Conservative senators he appointed.
CBC is reporting today that while campaigning in 2011, Senator Mike Duffy might have been making expense claims to both election campaigns and the taxpayers at the same time.
“We must clean up corruption and lift the veils of secrecy that allow it to flourish. We must do nothing less than replace the culture of entitlement with the culture of accountability.”
“There's going to be a new code on Parliament Hill: bend the rules, you will be punished; break the law, you will be charged; abuse the public trust, you will go to prison.”
Last week, in the wake of a damming audit report on the abuse of expenses by Conservative and Liberal Senators – calling for the repayment of almost $200,000 in expenses these Senators claimed but were not entitled to – Conservatives tried to redefine what leadership on accountability actually means.
"There's going to be a new code on Parliament Hill: bend the rules, you will be punished; break the law, you will be charged; abuse the public trust, you will go to prison.”
Today Jim Flaherty once again embarrassed himself in front of Torontonians, as he has done many times before. He used tortured logic to try and accuse Tom Mulcair and the federal NDP of hurting Toronto by opposing the Conservatives’ reckless agenda.
Today, the Conservatives broke their own record for use of Time Allocation in a sitting Parliament – AGAIN!
The Auditor General reported to parliament about how $3.1 billion of the $12.9 billion allocated to 35 departments for the Public Security and Anti-Terrorism Initiative simply can’t be accounted for.
The Auditor General reported last week that the Conservatives can’t account for $3.1 billion in Public Security and Anti-Terrorism spending between 2001 and 2010.
Yesterday, Conservative ministers Tony Clement and Jason Kenney said some strange things in the House of Commons about the $3.1 missing billions:
In response to a Written Question by Charlie Angus the government has revealed their utter incompetence at managing and protecting the private information of Canadian.
Today, the Conservatives broke their own record for use of Time Allocation in a sitting Parliament.
After losing track of $3.1 billion in anti-terrorism spending, Stephen Harper said that it was just an issue of a “lack of clarity”. He didn’t even acknowledge the problem that was raised by the Auditor General: A $3.1 billion void between what was spent and what was reported on the government’s Anti-Terrorism Initiative.