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Conservative MP 'disappointed' with Senate expenses scandal
This week on The House, with the Prime Minister's credibility at stake in a growing political crisis, has Stephen Harper done enough to explain his former chief of staff's $90,000 cheque to Senator Mike Duffy?
And what do Harper's own caucus members make of the events that have transpired? We ask Conservative MP Michelle Rempel.
We also speak to Opposition leader in the Senate Liberal Senator James Cowan who says the next meeting of the Senate Internal Economy Committee should be held in public.
Is it plausible the prime minister did not know about Nigel Wright's decision to give Duffy $90,000? We ask former chief of staffs Keith Beardsley and David McLaughlin.
Senators Pamela Wallin and David Tkachuk, two of the Senators at the centre of the Senate controversy, are from Saskatchewan. Is that why Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall is renewing his call to abolish the Senate? Tune in to find out.
The Senate expenses scandal has clearly left Canadians with more questions than answers but what questions remain? We ask CBC blogger and House contributor Kady O'Malley.
Finally, What's the political fallout? We ask Ottawa Bureau Chief for The Canadian Press Rob Russo and Parliamentary Reporter for The Toronto Star Tonda MacCharles.