Senate scandal hangs over Conservative party convention


This week on The House, Evan Solomon is at the Conservative party's bi-annual convention. While the Senate is not officially on the agenda, it's certainly dominating conversations in the hallways. Did Prime Minister Stephen Harper do enough during his keynote speech on Friday night to put the scandals plaguing the Upper Chamber behind him? Our House panelists Chris Hall, CBC's national affairs editor, and Tasha Kheiriddin, columnist for iPolitics and The National Post, weigh in, as do Employment and Social Development Minister Jason Kenney, and NDP House leader Nathan Cullen.

Then, one of the most vocal advocates for Senate reform, former Reform Party leader Preston Manning, shares his views on the controversy surrounding Senators Patrick Brazeau, Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin.

Finally, Alberta Premier Alison Redford joins us to share her thoughts about Senate reform. She also updates us on the numerous pipeline projects she's trying to push through. 


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