Accountability and ethics issues are usually what bring governments down. Voters can easily relate to these types of issues more than they can relate to a trade deal with China, for example. The electorate can forgive a bad policy but they have trouble forgetting about a lie or a financial maleficence.
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So, for the Tories, is Senate-gate akin to the sponsorship scandal?
Let's put this into perspective: Nigel Wright, the prime minister's chief of staff has loaned or gifted a sitting government official $90,000 to reimburse taxpayers for falsely claiming a government benefit. Wright has resigned from the PMO and senators Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin have quit the Tory caucus while the federal ethics commissioner andRead More »from Is Senate-gate the Tories’ sponsorship scandal?