Political panel, June 6: New prostitution legislation, and new potential problems for Mike Duffy
This week Justice Minister Peter Mackay's introduced the "protection of communities and exploited persons act." The ends sound laudable, but the means to achieve them have been getting harsh reviews -- from those who say the law would make life dangerous for sex workers, to those who say it won't stand up to a Charter challenge.
Also in the news this week: the return of Mike Duffy, or at least, his paper trail. The police investigation of his expenses continues, with RCMP officers seeking hotel bills for Duffy's winter stays in Charlottetown. Evidence, they say, that his cottage in Cavendish was not his primary residence.
For a look at the week on and off the Hill for our leaders, we were joined by our political panel, Susan Delacourt and Elizabeth Thompson.