19
Jun 13

Senate Big Spender List: Mar/12 – Feb/13

Senate Big Spender List: Mar/12 – Feb/13

Dave Chan Photo

Since 2010, the Senate has published online quarterly financial reports. Though vague, they provide a useful tool for Canadians trying to keep track of our hard-earned tax dollars. These reports list all the expenses associated with Staff & Office, Hospitality, Living in Ottawa, Regular Travel and Other Travel. This of course does not include salaries or pensions.

Here is the Top Ten Big Spenders list for March 2012 – February 2013:
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17
Jun 13

300+ Petition Signatures

Over 300 people have signed the petition to abolish the Senate. Sign the petition here and let Stephen Harper know how you feel!


04
Jun 13

Stuff The Duff T-Shirts

We now have our first featured advertiser, Men In Black T-shirts. They are responsible for the famous Stuff The Duff t-shirt featured here, here and here.

If you’re interested in advertising with us, contact vince@abolishthesenate.ca

And buy a shirt!


04
Jun 13

Duffy Wanted A Senate Seat In 1985

Duffy Wanted A Senate Seat In 1985

CBC Still Photo Collection

Thanks to the CBC Digital Archives, we can trace Duffy’s obsession with becoming a high-paid and low-working politician. This dream was confirmed the other evening by a brave Don Martin from CTV. In Martin’s “Last Word” segment of Power Play, he lambasted the Duffster for his years of intense partisanship and unethical journalism. Among a series of one-liners and character jabs came one deafening blow.
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28
May 13

CKNW Radio Interview

Thanks to the fine folks at Vancouver’s CKNW for hosting me on their show today. I had the opportunity to debate the eminent Ian Lee, professor at Carleton University.


26
May 13

Welcome To The Senate, The Greatest Show On Earth

Welcome To The Senate, The Greatest Show On Earth

CBC / Brigitte Bouvier

Quite a bit has occurred since our last look at the Duff, but frankly it’s all the same trash.

Last week, as Senator Mike Duffy was chased by a CTV reporter, it was rather unsurprising he was unable to utter anything but a “stay tuned” when pressed if he will resign – as if Canadians have been doing anything else.

Right now the Senate has blown up into an international sideshow. And not the good kind. Day after day, these acts are taking Page 1 in every paper in the country.
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