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This week on The House, Senators Pamela Wallin and Mike Duffy are out of the Conservative caucus as questions continue over their Senate expenses, but is the Prime Minister's Office giving them preferential treatment?
NDP ethics critic Charlie Angus says there is a double standard and Elections Canada should investigate the expenses of several Senators including that of Duffy and Wallin during the last federal campaign. He also wants an independent investigation into the $90,000 Nigel Wright, Stephen Harper's Chief of Staff, gave Duffy as a gift to repay his ineligible expenses.
A Senate committee says Senator Patrick Brazeau has to repay thousands of dollars in ineligible claims, but the Senator from Quebec says he has proof the Senate approved his housing expenses.
B.C. Premier Christy Clark's stunning election win surprised a lot of people, but has a new mandate softened her stance on major pipelines going through her province?
What does it take to remove a Senator from the Upper Chamber? That's a Good Question for CBC blogger and House contributor Kady O'Malley.
Finally, we ask Toronto's Deputy Mayor Doug Holyday about a video that allegedly shows Toronto mayor Rob Ford smoking crack cocaine.