Listen to this CBC Radio's The Houseweb-only extra with former Bank of Canada Governor David Dodge. Evan Solomon asks Dodge what he makes of NDP leader Tom Mulcair's thesis that Canada is suffering from the so-called 'Dutch Disease.'
Senator Patrick Brazeau, in an interview with CBC Radio's The House, says the Senate gave him the green light to claim expenses for his secondary residence in Ottawa in an email dated March 8, 2011 — the same $48,000 expenses a Senate report says he has to pay back.
Senator Pamela Wallin says she is recusing herself from the Conservative caucus while her travel expense claims are under scrutiny. Wallin's departure comes one day after Senator Mike Duffy left the Tory caucus amid controversy over his expense claims.
First Nations' schools have lower quality teaching, an inferior curriculum and fail to provide proper services for children with special needs — and without further investment these problems could worsen with an expected population spike on reserves, a new federal report warns.
Senator Mike Duffy's expenses may get a second review by independent auditors following media reports regarding expenses he claimed while campaigning for Conservative candidates during the last election.
A $90,000 'gift' from Stephen Harper's chief of staff to Mike Duffy didn't fix the political problem over the senator's questionable expenses, Chris Hall writes. It just made matters worse and opens the door to questions about prime ministerial accountability.