Monday, March 09, 2015
Pamela Wallin and the Embarrassment of Stephen Harper
Uh oh. As if Stephen Harper didn't have enough problems.
In less than a month the Mike Duffy trial will begin. Two days after that his former parliamentary secretary Dean Del Mastro will be sentenced.
And now he has to worry about what might happen to Pamela Wallin.
Because she's back in the news again !!!
An RCMP investigation into Pamela Wallin’s expenses has identified 150 “suspicious” claims, including two dozen relating to the suspended senator’s work as a board member for two Toronto-based companies, according to documents filed in an Ottawa court.
A document signed by Cpl. Exantus says there are reasonable grounds to believe that Ms. Wallin committed a breach of trust by making improper expense claims and defrauded the Senate by more than $5,000 between 2009 and 2012.
And of course that couldn't be more embarrassing eh?
Because if you remember Great Economist Leader once claimed that he had PERSONALLY examined her expenses and found them to be reasonable.
"I have looked at the numbers. Her travel costs are comparable to any parliamentarian travelling from that particular area of the country over the period of time," Harper said. "Last year Senator Wallin spent almost half of her time in the province she represents in the Senate. The costs are to travel to and from that province, as any similar parliamentarian would do."
Which makes me wonder, if Wallin is charged, could Harper be charged as well for being an accessory after the fact?
And since we know that Pammy has been VERY annoyed by this unseemly scandal...
And we know how she absolutely HATES that kind of bad publicity...
I can only imagine what she might say to Harper the next time she bumps into him...
Yup. Don't call him a Great Economist Leader, or a Great Accountant Leader.
Just call him Great Scandal Leader.
And send him where he belongs...
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