We thought it was bad when Senator Pamela Wallin spent $375,00 of taxpayers' dough on travel over three years.
It also reeked when Senator Mike Duffy claimed to repay $90,000 in ill-gotten housing expenses, only to learn that the prime minister's former chief of staff, Nigel Wright, cut the cheque.
Keep in mind this cancelled cheque has never been shown to the public and that the Prime Minister's Office has a secret slush fund provided by the Conservative Party. According to CBC, this was presided over by none other than Nigel Wright.
In the continuing efforts to rebrand Canada as a wholly owned subsidiary of Stephen Harper's Conservatives, the prime minister's Airbus has received a decidedly Harperian makeover.
The plane is now primarily white, with a very Conservative ocean blue underbelly and a little red thrown in for good measure.
Harper has been begging for a shiny new paint job for the CC-150 Polaris since 2009. Citing concerns over safety, Defence Minister Peter MacKay repeatedly put off the vanity requests and recommended the plane remain military grey.
NDP leader Thomas Mulcair took Stephen Harper to task in the House of Commons today (May 28), giving the prime minister a good old fashion taste of accountability.
Before today, Harper was noticeably absent from the federal legislature, leaving his cabinet ministers to field repeated salvos of questions about a $90,000 cheque given by former chief of staff Nigel Wright to Senator Mike Duffy.
Watch these two spar. More question periods like this one please.
Gawker's Kickstarter campaign to buy the alleged Rob Ford crack video has reached its $200,000 goal, and in celebration we get another animation from NMA TV.
Featuring media maggots, a pantsless mayor, and a crowd wielding pitchforks, "Fat Mayor on Thin Ice" is a guaranteed classic.
The group behind the ShitHarperDid videos from the last federal election will be taking a new ad to national television this evening.
Through a crowdfunded campaign, the political comedians raised enough money to run their latest video 100 times, including spots during NHL playoff games. The ad will air for the first time during the Ottawa Senators vs. Pittsburgh Penguins game on CBC tonight, sometime during first period around 5:00 p.m.
Among the stats highlighted in the ad are figures about the average household debt, and the number of Canadians relying on food banks.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he's very sorry, frustrated, and extremely angry about his former chief of staff covering Sen. Mike Duffy's housing expenses.
Harper made the comment on a trip to Peru today.
Clearly, Harper is creating some distance between him and Duffy, who charged taxpayers more than $90,000 to maintain a home in Ottawa.
But Duffy isn't Harper's only former pal who's in a spot of trouble.
Last night, Jon Stewart and Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at Toronto mayor Rob Ford on their talk shows.
Harper is a famous friend of Ford, who's facing unproven allegations that he smoked crack with an Etobicoke drug dealer.
So will Harper show up at Ford's summer barbecue this year?
As usual, it is glorious.
I can't quite decide what's makes me laugh the hardest: when the animated Rob Ford throws a beer bottle at a child or the partying with a beaver, a Mountie, and a Toronto Maple Leaf.
One thing's for sure: the video is entirely correct in its assessment that if Ford's "smoking, drinking, fighting, bad driving, and colorful racial comments didn't bother Toronto voters, crack smoking probably won't either."
"Well, that was easy," Premier Christy Clark quipped as she took the stage to speak before a packed ballroom at the Sheraton Wall Centre in downtown Vancouver last night (May 14).
The leader of the B.C. Liberals was joking about her party's victory over the NDP, which was not easy, and almost totally unexpected.
Clark may have led the Liberals to a fourth consecutive win, but she lost her own constituency of Vancouver-Point Grey to the NDP's David Eby.
With the NDP poised to win tomorrow's provincial election, the B.C. Liberals' redbaiting has begun in earnest.
A reporter with Black Press—whose owner's face graces the B.C. Liberal platform—has just quoted an astonishing claim by veteran B.C. Liberal MLA Mike de Jong.
According to de Jong, the NDP's "dream" bears a remarkable resemblance to the Bolivarian revolution advanced by recently deceased Venezuelan socialist president Hugo Chavez.
De Jong based this outlandish allegation on ideas coming out of an NDP provincial council meeting.
Raising a red scare is part of a last-minute B.C. Liberal scheme to convince voters that the NDP has a secret agenda to take the province on a Trotskyite turn after the election.
With B.C.'s general election only two days away, local songstress Shirley Gnome has released a video letting people know exactly where her vote is going on May 14.
As she says in the video's description: "I may just be a dirty country singer with questionable morals, but I know what I want."