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Monday, October 28, 2013

Debate On Fates Of 3 Senators To Resume

The Senate will continue debating this week whether or not to suspend Senators Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau without pay after a lot of drama last week complete with accusations of backroom deals. 

New Brunswick born Senator Jim Munson worked in the P-M-O under Prime Minister Chretien and tells CHSJ News keeping the P-M away from the niity gritty to give him plausible deniability is not all that far fetched because it's the job of the political staffers to protect their boss from the whiff of scandal.

Having said that, Munson says there's little doubt the P-M would know what the issue was about.

Munson, who has been in the Senate for 10 years, does say it has become more politically divisive and he blames Prime Minister Harper for stacking it with his appointees, some of whom complain about being told how to vote by unelected people in the P-M-O.