Read the article, notice no mention is made of Senator Lavigne being a LIBERAL, until near the end, but they mention Conservatives as soon as they can, making it seem that it's Conservatives who are the corrupt ones.
Lavigne is the first senator to face trial since Conservative Michael Cogger was tried over allegations of influence peddling in the 1990s. Cogger was eventually given an absolute discharge in 2001, but resigned from the Senate...........
See how the article becomes about the Conservative Senators, not the GUILTY LIBERAL? Finally, near the end of the article, they mention that Lavigne is a Liberal.
Lavigne's conviction comes as two of his Senate colleagues, Conservatives Doug Finley and Irving Gerstein, prepare to defend themselves against charges they face from Elections Canada over the in-and-out advertising scheme. The first court hearing in the case related to the senators and two other Conservative party officials is set for next Friday.Opposition MPs have been calling on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to suspend the senators while they are facing charges.
Typical Liberal, entitled to his entitlements. The Liberals want to go to an election based on ethics? I say, go for it! As for CBC, do they get sponsorship type money from Liberals who can't just give to the Liberal party anymore? Is the CBC a bought and paid for hoe for the Liberals, by Liberals or do they do it for free? We don't know, the CBC refuses to release any information. Maybe we should start boycotting anyone who advertises on CBC.
Lavigne, a former Liberal MP, was charged by the RCMP in August 2007, and was later censured by his Senate colleagues. Lavigne was kicked out of the Liberal caucus and for nearly four years now he has not been allowed to sit on Senate committees or enter the upper chamber without special permission from the Speaker.
As his case has dragged through the courts, Lavigne has been allowed to continue to spend thousands of dollars in public funds. Since 2007, he has charged taxpayers more than $10,000 a month in travel, hospitality and office expenses. That spending is on top of his $133,000 a year salary.