Senate won't 'monkey around' with Wallin audit, Senator Comeau says

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The week on The House, guest-host James Fitz-Morris looks ahead to the release of the long-anticipated audit into Senator Pamela Wallin's expenses with the Chair of the Senate's Internal Economy Committee, Gerald Comeau. What role will the RCMP play once the audit is released? And what rules does Comeau want to strengthen in order to improve the Upper Chamber's reputation?

In the most recent federal cabinet shuffle, Jason Kenney was handed the keys to the newly renamed Employment and Social Development Ministry, and with that came a series of challenges, as this week's surprising job numbers made abundantly clear. Kenney has started addressing those issues by outlining changes to the controversial Temporary Foreign Workers program. But he still has to sell the provinces on the proposed Canada Job Grant, and continue to answer questions about polarizing changes to Employment Insurance. He joins us for a discussion.

After years of negotiations, deadlines have come and gone, and the Canada-EU free trade agreement is still being negotiated. With no end in sight, former Quebec Premier Jean Charest -- was one of the first proponents of such a deal -- explains why he's getting worried. He also outlines why the fall could be a major turning point in the negotiations.

 

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