7th March 2015                                                                                                                                                        
Home / Breaking News / Canada set to sack senators over scandal

Canada set to sack senators over scandal

The government of Canada™s Prime Minister Stephen Harper is set to sack three senators over a growing expenses scandal.

The Conservative government said on Thursday that it would suspend its one-time stars in the Senate, Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau, without pay.

The three, who face a criminal probe after an audit, were appointed to the upper house by Harper.

The audit shows they filed ineligible claims to use taxpayer money for housing and travel expenses. All of them have been stripped of their political resources.

A journalist revealed that Senator Duffy was suffering with heart problems and had been hospitalized in August.

In a letter to the Senate speaker, Duffy said, œMy (doctor) suggests that to avoid further stress on my system, I stay off work until I get the all-clear from my medical team.”

Senator Claude Carignan, who is the government leader in the Senate, said Duffy™s medical issues are unlikely to affect the planned suspensions.

œFor me, it does not affect my proposition, my motion,” said Carignan. œHe will have the opportunity to speak again, to move amendments. He could explain his case Tuesday.”


Copyright: Press TV

Why RINF is different... And why you need to watch this...

RINF not only delivers the info you're not supposed to know, but also provides 100% free solution based videos and articles designed to help you to :

  • Improve your overall health
  • Get more financial independence
  • Stay informed & ahead of the curve
  • Become less dependent on corporations