Amidst the tourists in shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops strolling among Charlottetown's heritage homes, Owen Parkhouse stands out in his tan business suit. On a hot August morning, he is going door-to-door, campaigning to become Prince Edward Island's next senator.
A Conservative senator is looking for the Liberal government to enact "prompt payment" legislation on federal projects, making sure cash paid to large construction firms flows without delay to the trade contractors doing the work.
The RCMP closed another chapter in the long-running Senate expense saga Thursday by declaring they won't charge Sen. Pamela Wallin after an extensive criminal review of her travel claims -- a probe some senators say went on too long.
Senator Mike Duffy is once again clocking time toward his retirement after the Senate passed a motion Tuesday to reinstate the accrual of Duffy’s pension benefits, retroactive to the date of his acquittal on all charges.
Auditor General Michael Ferguson appeared before a parliamentary committee today to take questions about last year's leaked Senate expenses report. Instead, senators' questions mainly took aim at an interview Ferguson gave ahead of the report's release.