Canada senators in expense scandal


Canada’s Senate on Tuesday effectively expelled three of their own for what an audit revealed were “troubling” expense claims, as a federal police probe intensified.

Sens. Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau — all of whom were appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper — were stripped of their duties, staff and salaries for two years in a vote. They will keep their health and other benefits.

The trio were accused of charging hundreds of thousands of dollars for travel and housing expenses in a scandal that has been a drag on the ruling Conservatives’ popularity — now at an all-time low, according to polls.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>