While the Prime Minister has been saying that he knew nothing about the deal between Nigel Wright and Mike Duffy before May 15th, members of his own caucus are now starting to doubt him.
An important aspect of the PMO’s deal with Mike Duffy was about ensuring the Senator kept his seat even though he rarely was in PEI and lived in Kanata.
Irving Gerstein is the Chair of the Conservative Party Fund. Before the RCMP’s report came out on Wednesday, all we knew was that he coordinated the payment of Mike Duffy’s legal expenses earlier this year.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper may have trouble remembering who knew about the cover up scheme, and the payoff from Nigel Wright to Mike Duffy, but one thing’s for sure, it’s more than “a few”.
Documents released by the RCMP on the Senate expenses scandal bring up new questions about the Prime Minister’s role in this story.
After keeping his hard-working staff at a meeting until after midnight, Employment Minister Jason Kenney thanked his staff proudly his appreciation for his staff, or at least for his staff’s lack of unionization:
Chrystia Freeland was appointed by Justin Trudeau to be his Economic Advisor, as well as the Liberal by-election candidate in Toronto Centre.
CHRYSTIA FREELAND HELPS SHIP TORONTO JOBS OVERSEAS
When Justin Trudeau introduced Chrystia Freeland as an economic advisor on September 17th, he described her as a “tremendous source of strength and expertise for us” He added: “This is about building the kind of solutions and platform that we need to offer Canadians in 2015”.
During his controversial "Ladies night” in Toronto, Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau found a way to take straightforward questions and skewer himself with his thoughtless answers.
Back in 2005, then-Official Opposition Leader Stephen Harper criticized Paul Martin’s liberal government for its lack of transparency on an interview with CBC’s Peter Mansbridge.
Far from moderating their message and appealing to Canadians, the Conservative Party turned even further to the right this weekend.
Conservatives seem to think they know what’s right for everyone, especially women.
Conservatives are in Calgary this weekend for their convention and New Democrats have a leaked copy of their updated talking points:
At the Conservative convention today, members will be discussing further cuts and privatization to the services Canadians rely on.
On Wednesday, cabinet minister Jason Kenney defended the PM’s former Chief of Staff Nigel Wright, who played a central role in the Senate scandal and the PMO orchestrated cover up.
While Stephen Harper continues to confuse Canadians about what really happened with Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau, Conservative party members are working to set the party’s policy agenda.