OTTAWA – Police in Gatineau, Que., confirm they have arrested a man at the home of former Conservative Sen. Patrick Brazeau.
Brazeau has been kicked out of the Tory caucus after allegations surfaced that he was involved in a domestic violence dispute.
The police have yet to identify the man arrested and have not laid any charges. They will not comment on the condition of the victim and they say their investigation continues.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says Brazeau was removed from caucus following reports of what Harper called serious events.
Harper says he expects the matter will be dealt with through the courts.
Brazeau is among a number of senators under scrutiny for claiming housing allowances on the grounds they live far from Ottawa, while in reality spending most of their time in the nation’s capital.
The youngest of Canada’s 105 senators, Brazeau has courted controversy since his appointment.
He is a former national chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples and has been outspoken on the issue of the relationship between the federal government and First Nations.
But rather than being seen as a spokesman for aboriginal issues within the Conservative caucus, Brazeau has not always had a positive relationship with many First Nations leaders.
Thursday, February 7, 2013