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David J. Climenhaga

Payment of $45,000 travel bill by Alberta Premier raises as many questions as it answers

| March 13, 2014

A Duffy audit timeline: Who did what when?

Photo: Márcio Cabral de Moura/flickr

The RCMP investigation of Senator Mike Duffy generated a lot of documents. Murray Dobbin sifted through them and put together this timeline to show how we got to this point in the story.

Feb. 7 - Duffy says in a phone call with Wright that he is upset he is going to be audited. (p. 14 of RCMP documents)

Feb. 8 - Senate Standing Committee on Internal Economy contract Deloitte to review residency and related expenses of Senators Duffy, Brazeau, and Harb. Conservative Senators Tkachuk and Stewart Olsen and Liberal Senator Furey named to sub-committee to review Duffy expenses.

Feb. 20 - Wright tells Duffy he expects Deloitte will conclude his primary residence is not in PEI. (p. 28)


Geoff Stevens

Harper's stonewalling of the Senate scandal is about plausible deniability

| November 25, 2013
David J. Climenhaga

Ford Nation dumped? Stay tuned for more program changes at at Sun News Network

| November 21, 2013
Emma Lui

Elsipogtog protest adds fuel to Global Frackdown fire

| October 25, 2013

Everything you need to know about Elsipogtog

| October 23, 2013

Supreme Court's secret hearing and Judge Nadon's Charter dismissal

Photo: wyliepoon/flickr

Just before Thanksgiving, the Supreme Court of Canada held two days of hearings regarding the fate of Mohamed Harkat, detained in prison and under house arrest for over a decade by a secret trial security certificate, the reasons for which he has never been allowed to know and challenge. October 10 was a public hearing that he could attend, while October 11 was one he was not invited to, nor were his lawyers, the media, or the public. In fact, the eight judges of the Supreme Court disappeared to hold a secret hearing somewhere in Canada.

Elsipogtoq solidarity protests, fracking and the RCMP: How does everything connect?

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Violent confrontations between RCMP and protesters in Rexton, NB have generated an explosion of concern across the country. What's at stake in this dispute and what lessons do we need to learn?

Related rabble.ca story:

Council of Canadians stands in solidarity with anti-shale gas protesters in Kent County, NB

| October 17, 2013
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