A Conservative proposal to suspend 3 Senators without pay and benefits has sparked a debate over the powers and independence of Parliament and how far to go in exercising them. (CP/Adrian Wyld)
Digging deeper Inside the Senate Scandal ...
"She and Marjory LeBreton could not abide the fact that I was outspoken in caucus, or critical of their leadership - or that my level of activity brought me into the public eye and once garnered the praise of the prime minister. They resented that - they resented me being an activist senator.In this chamber, Senator Marjory LeBreton derided me, accusing me of having an inflated view of my role. "This narcissism" ... she said ... "is the crux of the situation before us".Senator Pamela Wallin
More sparring in the Red Chamber yesterday, with Senator Pamela Wallin throwing the punches this time.
For two straight days, the former government leader in the Senate Marjory LeBreton has taken the hits. Earlier this week, Senator Mike Duffy also accused Senator LeBreton of playing a major role in the events that could lead to his suspension from the Senate.
Senator Marjory LeBreton was in Ottawa.
• Listen to Marjory LeBreton in the Senate -- CBC News
Things rarely get this scrappy in the Upper House. Prominent Senators typically just don't make accusations against the Prime Minister.
Julie Van Dusen is a reporter with the CBC's Parliamentary Bureau in Ottawa.
The Current made requests to speak with Senator Mike Duffy and Senator Pamela Wallin. Neither responded.
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