Conservative Sen. Mike Duffy’s $33,000 allowance is daylight robbery

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Conservative Sen. Mike Duffy’s $33,000 allowance is daylight robbery

Senator Mike DuffySenator Mike Duffy has reportedly claimed more than $33,000 in “living allowances intended to defray senators’ costs of maintaining a second home in the National Capital Region”.

The trouble is: the Conservative senator and Harper appointee has been an Ottawa resident since the 1970s.

He has a home in Kanata, a part of the amalgamated city of Ottawa. A walking distance from here. Really.

But here’s an interesting thing: when stuff like this happens in developing country we call it corruption. We get mad.

OK, I’ll write about this later. For now, please rejoice: there are senators who do have a conscience! That’s right. Those who live far far away and still choose not to claim the allowances. The Liberal duo of Marie-P. Charette-Poulin, who represents Northern Ontario and Pierre De Bane of De la Vallière, Quebec. And Anne Cools, an independent from Toronto.

Obert Madondo is an Ottawa-based independent journalist, progressive political blogger, and activist. He’s the publisher and editor of The Canadian Progressive blog.
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One comment on “Conservative Sen. Mike Duffy’s $33,000 allowance is daylight robbery
  1. This is robbery over 5000 why are these people not in jail. If any other citizen in this country did this they would go directly to jail. Who are they GODS.

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