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QP Live: How will the government deflect scandal this week?

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The Senate expenses scandal, which includes but is not limited to the Wright-Duffy affair, will continue to provide fodder for the opposition in the House of Commons. Prime Minister Stephen Harper likely won’t show up, as is his wont on Mondays, but a designated spokesman will field questions.

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QP Live: How will the government deflect scandal this week?

  1. How do the Conservatives know of a certainty that the envelope offered to Mulcair 17 years ago contained money? It could have had investment advice, religious advice, inspirational advice, self improvement advice, to name four other possibilities. If they are certain, there is only one explanation: they have a history of accepting envelopes from the same source. When will the Conservatives either come clean on their own behavior or apologize.

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