Nigel Wright Resigns from Harper Government Over Mike Duffy Senate Scandal – POLL

Nigel Wright Resigns from Harper Government Over Mike Duffy Senate Scandal – POLL
harperCFN – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper accepted his right hand man Nigel Wright’s resignation on a Holiday Sunday as we have shared below.
The scandal, over Mr. Wright writing a cheque to cover some of the monies to be returned from Senator Mike Duffy have been rumbling this week.
The bigger question is did Mr. Harper know Mr. Wright would be writing that cheque?
And why wait until a holiday Sunday to announce the resignation?  Could it be to limit the “splash” as my political mentor Keith Beardsley, himself someone who has served three Conservative PM’s including Mr. Harper would say?
We live in a country rife with political scandals and intrigues; from Mr. Harper to Mayor Ford in Toronto and even Mayor Bob Kilger here in little Cornwall.
The issue is accountability.   Where were Mr. Trudeau and Mulcair over this scandal?   Where was the public?   It almost feels as though Mr. Harper might have followed Twitter and other Social Media sites before deciding to accept Mr. Wright’s resignation which is as much a  black mark against Mr. Harper and his government themselves as it is for Mr. Wright who simply was being a “good company man” and that this is probably only an event that was caught in the open.
mike duffyCanada, like our neighbors to the South seem to be out of control when it comes to the chicanery of our Politicians that seem to have no limits or boundaries any longer.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the resignation of Nigel Wright:

“It is with great regret that I have accepted the resignation of Nigel Wright as my Chief of Staff.  I accept that Nigel believed he was acting in the public interest, but I understand the decision he has taken to resign.  I want to thank Nigel for his tremendous contribution to our Government over the past two and a half years.

“Our Government’s top priority is, and will continue to be, securing jobs and economic growth for Canada.  This is the focus of all our efforts and attention. “

The question is at what point to Canadians stop and say enough?  Do we really have to wait until the next election?    Mr. Wright probably will have a very cushy landing; something most Canadian taxpayers will never get.  Mr. Duffy too will probably continue to serve as a Senator drawing his considerable salary.

In a country that a woman was once fired from  a Tim Horton’s for giving a Timbit to a child for free does this make any sense?

Is it time for us to apply laws equally and not give free passes to politicians?   You can post your comments below.

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Rudy Haugeneder
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Tsk, tsk, tsk. Tories are throwing themselves under the bus, again, just like the good old days. Harper’s abuse of power and appointments are turning into a cement anchor just as the suddenly badly listing Tory ship is looking for a safe harbor to steam towards — and a new captain to get it there.
Harper should resign. Tsk, tsk. tsk.

Dave White
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No Harper your focus is not in ‘securing Canadian Jobs and economic development’ but rather pushing your right wing agenda on Canadians. My sibling, continues to defend the Conservatives, some how believing that all their woes are as a result of left waing media propaganda. With logic like that we are unlikely to see any change either now or in two years time. What is sad is my sibling (like many other brain washed right wing fanatics) stated that the left are hanging on to ‘their fairy tale prince Justin Trudeau’, however she would rather get her facts from Wonderland… Read more »
Dave White
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Oh by the way, I heard that Harper is considering proroguing parliament (again) early in June to avoid the distraction over this affair in parliament. If so, it just goes to prove just how undemoctaric that Harper is and how he manipulates ‘our government’ to suit his own agenda and trys to make us forget issues that he would have to defend and debate in a legitimate parliament that actually answers to the public, instead of their well rehearsed one liners about how good they think they are doing and that it is the opposition parties that are not allowing… Read more »
Wow!
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A guy gave a friend a gift. Big deal! I’ve helped several friends in hard times. Some paid me back, others paid in kind, some shirked on the debt and I don’t care. Should I be jailed for helping people on social assistance? I think not. This whole Duffy thing is stupid. He owns a house in PEI for {MODERATED} sake. What about Mac Harb and the fiberals that WILL be found out once the RCMP gets into it. The guy was just doing his Christian duty by helping out the downtrodden and for that he will be blessed and… Read more »
Dave White
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I guess that ‘WOW’ is afraid to use his or her own name after posting such a post. All I have to say is Wow! See what I said abouut the brain washed Conservatives in even invoking God as being on their side. Maybe WOW should do a little more research into Senate and even Canadian laws regarding corruption/bribery/lies and downright stupidity on the part of Harper before defending him. Just go to SUN (aka FOX News North) and see how they too are blaming the Liberals and NDP. I knew it. Such a foolish defense of the indefensible even… Read more »
PJ Robertson
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Wow! – “The whole Duffy thing is stupid.”

Damn right it is. But what can you expect? In the words of the philosopher: “Conservatives are not necessarly stupid, but most stupid people are Conservative.”

Now watch them try to put Humpty “Duffy’s” pieces together again.

Good header, admin. You ask: “Where were Mr. Trudeau and Mulcair over this scandal?”

Let me guess: Awed by the Conservatives’ stupidity. And perhaps happy to let them unravel by themselves, as they richly deserve to.

Edudyorlik
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OK, Dave White, the Conservatives are tyhe big bad wolf. What is the “real” alternative? The “Bloc” NDP? The Lib (with the French accent on the e)rals Or perhaps we want the Green Party running the show? Seriously, this is the answer to the age old question as to why people DO NOT vote AT ALL is because there is NO ONE of any worth to vote for. It’s a constant battle where by one is forced to vote for what will hurt you (or this country as a whole) the least, instead of who will guide this country into… Read more »
Edudyorlik
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PS
So, as much as i am DO NOT like what the Conservatives are doing the other choice SMELL even worse…

Dave White
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So Edudyorlik do you plan to vote for the Conservatives or just throw your vote away? The way I see it is that the CPC attack adds have convinced people that the CPC is the only party of integrity and trust. Time and time again over the past seven years they have shown themselves to be the worst, yet somehow people are convinced by their tax payer funded adds that they are pure and faultless. The sins of the previous Liberals are far behind them and us and the NDP have never been given a chance to disappoint us but… Read more »
jules
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Good for you Dave White for having multiculturalism in your home. The more a person knows the better they are. Here in Ottawa I have met Canadians of Anglophone and Francophone learn Arabic, Spanish, Italian, etc. One evening my husband and I were waiting in line at Your Independent Grocer on Alta Vista and Bank Street and one young man behind us was a student at Ottawa University and of all things heard my husband say something in Arabic to me but nothing nice I can tell you that. LOL LOL. Anyway the young man understood and spoke to my… Read more »
jules
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Yes French is spoken in many provinces in Canada other than Québec and we had superintendants from Alberta and other provinces and they were Francophones from out there. People in Fossoli aka Cornwall have not travelled to know what is out there and think that the west is all English but they don’t realize about the Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Ukranian, Mexican, etc. etc. etc. that is out there. Fossoli lives in a world of its own and if they travelled maybe just maybe there would be an awakening of spirit and understanding and togetherness. Fossoli is a good word for… Read more »
jules
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I don’t see anybody that I will vote for I the next election. I sure don’t like Harper – he is a Yankee all the way. As for Justin Trudeau – no I can’t vote for him at all and nothing against his father but young Justin is a drama teacher and he would act all the way in Parliament. There is no other choice – they are all feberals in one way or another. I will not vote in the next election if this is all we have to choose. What a shame.

Wow!
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@Mr. White . The treatise propsed by a young Harvard political economist named Iggy in 1979 proved that conservatives are 25% smarter and 87.5% less likely to fall for political advertising than the lesser educated liberals and ndp (note the lower case to accentuate the lower IQ of non-conservatives). Based on Iggy’s thinking, the libbydippers have not a clue what the hell is going on in the world. . Now let me concede that at that time the party members were the lazy working man and the unionist. So maybe the whole numbers don’t fly since the unions are thankfully… Read more »
pizoli
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If everyone could leave their party preferences on the front porch and look at the problem unearthed with these fallen Senators, all comments would most likely revolve around how to fix the problem instead of fixing blame. Senator Duffy was found out to have excessive housing expenses and found a friend to loan him the money to pay it back. (It is reported that his wife is quite ill although I am now sure what that has to do with it.) Senator Wallin had exorbitant travelling expenses that, in my opinion, showed extremely arrogant judgement on her part to think… Read more »
The Watcher
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Hey Wow, a lot of things have changed since 1979, including our knowledge.
As for the lazy working man and the unionists, did you know that in the 22 years Guy Lauzon worked for the federal government, he was an official in the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC)?
So, seeing as Guy was one of the people who helped destroy your vision of Canada, who are you going to vote for next time around?

The Watcher
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Sorry, Wow, there was a typo in my last comment. I didn’t mean to imply that Guy actually worked during this 22 years (except, of course, for the union, because he would have been voted out if he hadn’t produced results).
What I should have said was that he was paid by the federal government.

Eric
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jules, Fossili you mention was an internment camp for British prisoners of war, are you saying Anglophones have it bad to worse in Cornwall? Dave White, I don’t understand why Francophones are spending so much of our tax money to push French, it’s not like Anglophones will master the language enough to continue it. PJ Robertson asks where are Mulcair and Trudeau on this? Well a Lawyer (Mulcair) should have known enough to report possible corruption years earlier. The ethics level is higher for a Lawyer, or should be, so he is silent on others. Trudeau has been double dipping… Read more »
Dave White
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Wow or should I call you ‘A horse with no name’, like I said to Edudyorlik ‘Life is to short to get upset’ especially over politics. Now Wow (Still don’t know if you have a real name), there is no need to get vulgar and obviously get your blood pressure up to the boiling point and your skivies tied up in a knot. This is a forum of intelligent discussion and if you think that Conservatives have a superior intellect then prove it by trying to participate in an intelligent discussion without our gracious editor having to bleep out your… Read more »
jules
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Eric I just came on now and no I didn’t know about Fissoli being an internment camp for British soldiers. I thought that it had to do with old fossils. That is why I use the name that someone posted. I haven’t stopped laughing about it since and always posted it for fun. About those crooked senators my husband said just this morning that the crooked dealings going on here in our government is no different than what goes on in his country for corruption and all the dirty underhanded dealings. I will not vote until there is a decent… Read more »
Wow!
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I’m just screwing with you Mssrs. White and Komorowski. Iggy never did such a study, and it was I who made a typo by misspelling type or something. But it goes to show you how far bullshit travels. Conservative brand stinks to high heaven this week but I believe King Stephen, with a few more terms will: -stop the ridiculous language laws -prevent the proliferation of gay marriage -Cut Quebec’s gravy train off -make Canada the world’s fossil-fuel superpower -create an effective airforce and Arctic security with nuclear subs and F-35’s -rationalize pensions ie: end them universally by decree(each man… Read more »
Highlander
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Dave White May 20, 2013 at 8:06 am “Truth is that I would rather live in a Liberal society that welcomes all people and treats all as equals than discriminates against French or English, Catholic or Protestant, Muslim or Jew, Gay or Hetrosexual” The liberal society does not treat all people equally ,its aspirations are that of socialism and socialism evolves into Fascism,Dictatorship ,Communism whereby the people no longer make the decisions for the masses but the nanny state does. It was in the interest of Socialism -(Trudeau who was very fond of Communism ) that “Official bilingualism” was introduced… Read more »
jules
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I agree with the majority of items that WOW listed and they make a lot of sense indeed. The Conservatives were destroyed by “lying Brian Mulroney” and now they are drowning because of Steve Harper “Harpo” and yes it is true that Trudeau was an admirer of communism which doesn’t work at all. I agree that we need our industrial base back and stop bringing in the garbage that is sent to us by China and other countries and yes it is garbage indeed. As for immigrants I sure do agree that we need the better immigrants and not those… Read more »
edudyorlik
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@ Dave White Dave White wrote, “On your other topic that seems to hold your interest.” ”My advice to you is not to get your undies all tied up in a knot over the linguistic foolishness that is going on. Life is too short for such frustration. Having more than one language opens up the world to us both personally and professionally, yet many have come to despise the fact that it seems to be forced down our throats to also speak French. However, let us enjoy the linguistic peace that we can enjoy here by respecting not only French… Read more »
David Oldham
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Political stripes put aside, we need to get a pulse and hold our politicians accountable or be happy that the rest of the world views us Canadians as complacent lemmings. We continue to embarrass ourselves with having tolerated supporting a political party whose original purpose was to break up the country structure (BLOC) We promote multiculturalism as being positive diversification and then wonder what happened to UNITY. Embarrassing. We see the LIBERAL PARTY raid our pockets, outright steal our money (ADSCAM) and then we believe them when they say that the money will be paid back to the people. Embarrassingly… Read more »
Eric
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Dave White, it is not just government pushing the agenda. ANNEX B: LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTED AT THE CONSULTATIONS 2012 ROUNDTABLES HELD BY THE MINISTER OF CANADIAN HERITAGE AND OFFICIAL LANGUAGES OR HIS REPRESENTATIVE* Calgary Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta (ACFA) – Régionale de Calgary Association canadienne-française de l’Alberta (ACFA) – Secrétariat provincial Association francophone de Brooks (AFB) Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS) Centre Accueil Nouveaux Arrivants Francophones (CANAF) La Cité des Rocheuses Connexion Carrière Conseil de développement économique de l’Alberta (CDÉA) Portail de l’Immigrant en Alberta Théâtre à Pic de Calgary University of Calgary Charlottetown Association des Francophones de l’âge… Read more »
edudyorlik
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Holeeeeeeeeee. I knew there was representation in this country Eric but, that list is AMAZING… That should give people a clear idea of what the heck is going on. Oh and @ Dave. I only read your second post — about how things seem to shift to the language issue — after i posted my response to you. But, just the same i also would like to add there is a reason it shifts and that is because it is a heavy topic for many people who can’t get work as a result of these insane new official bilingual rules.… Read more »
jules
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Good for you Eric for bringing up that it isn’t just Québec that has French but all over our beautiful country. What makes things really ugly is the ugly black heart of people who hate others for their language and culture. I don’t know what WOW and some other would do with foreigners being that they cannot get along with their own here in Canada. My husband went through hell and I mean hell while in Cornwall. There is a teacher that my daughter had in a French school who went to a store and when she spoke French the… Read more »
Richard tremblay
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Raid our pockets ? Are you serious ? Conservatives are worst when it comes to good accounting. Regardless of a recession, was it completely necessary to raise the national debt by 200 billion ? Is it still necessary to deficit spend to the tune of 25 billion ? Is it good investment to buy planes to the tune of 30 plus billion and on top of everything else we might not get them. Liberals, Conservatives have made alot of mistakes in the past. The ones that stole money or did something illegal belong in jail. TO blame the liberals for… Read more »
Richard tremblay
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Kilroy, didn’t read your whole rant but what does language have to do with someone receiving 90 000 dollars illegally. By the way, this is a message to Nigel Right, I have alot of bills to pay. I am willing to purchase a CONservative membership card. Could I please get 90 000 dollars to cover some of my bills ? I will also fundraise for the party. Also, if you judge it to be ok, I will claim my fundraising days as a work day so I could claim my out of pocket expenses. ** NOPE, you can’t buy my… Read more »
jules
Guest

Richard Tremblay your last paragraph is absolutely right indeed. I would rather be poor and honest than to be dishonest and all we have when we leave this world is our word. Many will be placed in hell for all the things that they have done and still doing. Money doesn’t buy happiness and happiness comes from within.

Edudyorlik
Guest

Maybe if you’d read the whole “rant” you’d know Richard.

Your loss 🙂

Edudyorlik
Guest

Figures you wouldn’t address the “real” issues in my post Richard. Just as usual, duck and cover and beat all the way around the mulberry bush.

Richard tremblay
Guest

Nope, I just know your history. Rant kilroy, always about language and if he disagrees with you, he’ll quote you in a video. I actually addressed the issues here, Nigel Wright, did you ? I’d read your whole post but like we say in french ¨ dès que je terminerai la lecture, mon linge ne sera plus à la mode¨.

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