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Marjory LeBreton on the Senate investigation

‘These reports were written and approved by the Internal Economy Committee and no one else’


 

Last night, via email, I asked Senator Marjory LeBreton, the government’s leader in the Senate, about the Senate’s investigation of Mike Duffy. Specifically: Do you have any reason to believe the Senate investigation and audit of Mr. Duffy’s expenses were affected by the agreement between Mr. Duffy and Mr. Wright?

Here is her response.

The audits tabled are those received from Deloitte. The covering reports from Internal Economy used language for Harb and Brazeau to facilitate the recovery of the money. The language was not used in the Report on Duffy because the money had been paid back. These reports were written and approved by the Internal Economy Committee and no one else.


 

Marjory LeBreton on the Senate investigation

  1. The government’s leader in the Senate “used language” to skate around your question.

  2. George Orwell –

    Political language — and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists — is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.

  3. A great many working Canadians submit expense reports all the time without never triggering or deserving an audit, and these common folk don’t need Chief’s of Staff or lawyers or Government House Leaders intervening and obfuscating on their behalf. Why do a small group of privileged senators need such assistance?

    Surely the Canadian public would welcome an audit of the expenses of each and every senator going back some arbitrary length of time – why not pick five years? Ten?

    It’d be money well spent to prove or disprove the growing sense that the public can’t trust senators to manage simple things like expense reporting, or trust the governing party to run a clean ship.

  4. The key is looking at the terms of Engagement given to Deloitte by the Senate.

  5. I think it’s time for Marjory LeBreton to go. She’s obviously not very good at her job (babysitting these low-intelligence political appointees).

  6. If LeBreton isn’t careful LeBreton is trying so hard to be careful, she’s going to end up being collateral damage in this train wreck.

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