Bev Oda, Stephen Harper’s one-time Minister for International Co-operation, was hounded from office after she ordered a $16 glass of orange juice while staying at the Savoy Hotel in London, and then tried to write off both the juice and the luxury hotel room — as well as a $1,000-a-day limousine — as expenses.
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An independent audit into dubious housing allowance claims by three senators did little Thursday to silence allegations of improper spending and cover-up hanging over Canada’s much-maligned upper chamber.
Liberal Senate leader James Cowan said he wanted the committee looking into the controversy to ask police to investigate the housing claims by Conservative Sen. Mike Duffy, former Conservative Sen. Patrick Brazeau and Liberal Mac Harb.
“Personally, I think that’s the appropriate thing to do,” Cowan said.
Liberals and New Democrats in the…
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