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Raymond Lavigne quits the Senate

Disgraced former senator was convicted of fraud, breach of trust


 

Raymond Lavigne has resigned from the Senate. The disgraced, now-former senator was convicted more than a week ago on charges of fraud and breach of trust in connection with his improper use of taxpayer funds. Lavigne was appointed to the Senate by the Liberals in 2002, but was expelled from the Grit caucus in 2007. Lavigne nevertheless managed to rack up about $700,000 in salary and office expenses in the three years following his expulsion.

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Raymond Lavigne quits the Senate

  1. Time to tighten up the rules again. You think they would have learned their lesson from the Thompson scandal.

  2. Time to tighten up the rules again. You think they would have learned their lesson from the Thompson scandal.

    • Not tighten, abolish the Senate . It is a useless undemocratic leftover from the 19th Century. It is a reward for party faithful and bagman and pork barreling at its worse

  3. It shouldn't have taken as long as it has to see him leave. That he resigned as opposed to involuntary re-movement begs the question of whether such mechanisms for removal need reviewed.

  4. It shouldn't have taken as long as it has to see him leave. That he resigned as opposed to involuntary re-movement begs the question of whether such mechanisms for removal need reviewed.

  5. Corrupt Liberals.

  6. Corrupt Liberals.

  7. Surely the media means to say "corrupt Liberal Senator Lavigne". Real corruption and Liberals go hand in hand, but I guess the media are too busy regurgitating the Liberal narrative and manufacturing "scandal" against the Government to notice any real corruption.

  8. Surely the media means to say "corrupt Liberal Senator Lavigne". Real corruption and Liberals go hand in hand, but I guess the media are too busy regurgitating the Liberal narrative and manufacturing "scandal" against the Government to notice any real corruption.

  9. Not tighten, abolish the Senate . It is a useless undemocratic leftover from the 19th Century. It is a reward for party faithful and bagman and pork barreling at its worse

  10. By leaving just in the nick of time, he keeps his pension. This has been going on with Liberals for years and years. Liberals and Quebec.. Iggy will think it is OK as he was and is a Liberal. Disgusting. There is no justice for the average working man.

  11. By leaving just in the nick of time, he keeps his pension. This has been going on with Liberals for years and years. Liberals and Quebec.. Iggy will think it is OK as he was and is a Liberal. Disgusting. There is no justice for the average working man.

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