Rob Ford and Mike Duffy

Rob Ford, Mayor of Toronto, is alleged to appear in a video of him smoking crack.

Mike Duffy, former Conservative Senator, is now just another failed Senator, sitting as an independent.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Conservatism has gone horribly wrong in Canada. What else connects these two awful men besides their political party? Stephen Harper.

3 responses to “Rob Ford and Mike Duffy

  1. Dingwall was at least vindicated in vis-a-vis his expense. No way on earth that will happen for Duffy. What remains to be determined is do Canadians fall for the smear and innuendo by the Cons in 2006 more than they will be swayed by facts in 2015?

    “I’m entitled to my entitlements”: In February 2006, former Liberal cabinet minister David Dingwall was awarded $417,780 in compensation after an independent arbitrator concluded he was forced out of his $277,000-a-year job as head of the Royal Canadian Mint.

    His removal from the head of the Crown corporation came amid a frenzy caused by unproven allegations that he and his office made improper and excessive expense claims, as the then Liberal government was reeling from the inquiry into the federal sponsorship scandal.

    Opposition MPs, including then Opposition Leader Stephen Harper, portrayed the Dingwall case as a sign of Liberal misspending, accusing him of wasting taxpayers’ money on reimbursement claims for expensive meals, excessive travel and even a pack of chewing gum.

    In the midst of the controversy over his resignation and compensation package, Dingwall drew the scorn of opposition parties when he said the now notorious words to a Commons committee: “I’m entitled to my entitlements.”

    Harper’s party picked up the phrase and used it repeatedly as an example of Liberal arrogance during the campaign leading up to the Jan. 23, 2006, general election.

    In fact, an independent audit of the expenses by accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers later found that more than 70 per cent of them were incurred by other employees in Dingwall’s office at the Mint, and that all the payments had been properly approved under the Crown corporation’s guidelines.

    A second independent review by law firm Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt concluded the governance of expendures at the Mint went “well beyond what one could expect to find in most private-sector corporations.”

    http://www.cbc.ca/m/touch/news/story/2012/04/23/pol-expense-scandals-list.html

  2. Please delete the first post and replace with this one:

    Dingwall was at least vindicated vis-a-vis his expense. There is no way on earth that will happen for Duffy. The question that needs to be answered is “Do Canadians fall for the smear and innuendo, as played by the Cons in 2006 more than they will be swayed by facts in 2015?”

    “I’m entitled to my entitlements”: In February 2006, former Liberal cabinet minister David Dingwall was awarded $417,780 in compensation after an independent arbitrator concluded he was forced out of his $277,000-a-year job as head of the Royal Canadian Mint.

    His removal from the head of the Crown corporation came amid a frenzy caused by unproven allegations that he and his office made improper and excessive expense claims, as the then Liberal government was reeling from the inquiry into the federal sponsorship scandal.

    Opposition MPs, including then Opposition Leader Stephen Harper, portrayed the Dingwall case as a sign of Liberal misspending, accusing him of wasting taxpayers’ money on reimbursement claims for expensive meals, excessive travel and even a pack of chewing gum.

    In the midst of the controversy over his resignation and compensation package, Dingwall drew the scorn of opposition parties when he said the now notorious words to a Commons committee: “I’m entitled to my entitlements.”

    Harper’s party picked up the phrase and used it repeatedly as an example of Liberal arrogance during the campaign leading up to the Jan. 23, 2006, general election.

    In fact, an independent audit of the expenses by accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers later found that more than 70 per cent of them were incurred by other employees in Dingwall’s office at the Mint, and that all the payments had been properly approved under the Crown corporation’s guidelines.

    A second independent review by law firm Osler, Hoskin and Harcourt concluded the governance of expendures at the Mint went “well beyond what one could expect to find in most private-sector corporations.”

    http://www.cbc.ca/m/touch/news/story/2012/04/23/pol-expense-scandals-list.html

  3. Pingback: Wright Quits, Wallin & Duffy Half-Quit, May Lashes the PM #cdnpoli | Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff

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