The Maclean's Politics Panel: Senate audits, Duceppe's return
 

The Maclean’s Politics Panel: Senate audits, Duceppe’s return

Also: Should the House open its books to the AG?


 
A worker carries a bench while preparing the Senate chamber on Parliament Hill in Ottawa October 10, 2013. Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper will outline his government's agenda in the Speech from the Throne on October 16. Chris Wattie/Reuters.

A worker carries a bench while preparing the Senate chamber on Parliament Hill in Ottawa October 10, 2013. Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper will outline his government’s agenda in the Speech from the Throne on October 16. Chris Wattie/Reuters.

Each week, the Maclean’s Ottawa bureau sits down to discuss the stories behind the week’s stories in our politics podcast, On The Hill.

They also gather in the OMNI studios to talk about the stories that matter. This week, John Geddes and Aaron Wherry join Cormac MacSweeney to deconstruct the impact of Auditor General Michael Ferguson’s headline-making report into Senate expenses. They also talk about the prospects, or lack thereof, for a similar accounting of House of Commons spending. Before they adjourned for the weekend, the panel assessed the effect on Quebec’s political landscape of former Bloc Quebecois leader Gilles Duceppe’s reemergence as party leader just months before the next federal vote.

THE HEADLINES


 

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