Another bombshell has been dropped from the upper chamber in the ongoing debate over three Conservative party motions to suspend Senators Patrick Brazeau, Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin over allegations about inappropriate expense claims.
On Friday afternoon, Brazeau told his colleagues that Senator Claude Carignan — the government's leader in the Senate — offered him "backroom deal" to go easy on him if he issued a public apology.
"I hate to do this, but I haven't been in this place for a very long time. But I've always been very proud of my record talking about transparency and accountability. Which is probably the reason why I got named to this place. And I always practiced what I preach," Brazeau said on the Senate floor.
"At approximately at 10:20 a.m. this morning, I was outside this chamber in the back and ... the leader of the government in the Senate took me aside — and I'll be very careful about my words here.
"But I was essentially offered a backroom deal. And the backroom dealRead More »from Brazeau said he was offered 'backroom deal' by government leader in the Senate