Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The 21 Senators Named, but Not Recommended for RCMP Referral, in Senate Audit

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

The 21 Senators Named, but Not Recommended for RCMP Referral, in Senate Audit

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The 21 others named in Senate expense audit

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OTTAWA - Auditor general Michael Ferguson's comprehensive audit of Senate expenses, to be released publicly Tuesday, spans a two-year period and names 30 senators, including nine whose files are being recommended for referral to the RCMP.

The other 21 senators are:

Leo Housakos: Conservative Speaker of the Senate since May 4. Appointed as a Quebec senator by Stephen Harper in 2008. A businessman.

Claude Carignan: Government leader in the Senate since 2013. Appointed as a Quebec senator by Stephen Harper in 2009. A lawyer, law professor and former mayor of Saint-Eustache.

James Cowan: Opposition leader in the Senate since 2008. Appointed a Nova Scotia senator by Paul Martin in 2005. A lawyer and partner in one of the largest law firms in Atlantic Canada.

Jean-Guy Dagenais: A Quebec Conservative senator since 2012. Appointed by Stephen Harper. A former police officer. Losing candidate in the 2011 federal election.

Joseph Day: A New Brunswick Liberal senator since 2001. Appointed by Jean Chretien. An advocate for veterans and an unsuccessful contender for the leadership of the New Brunswick Liberal party in 1982.

Nicole Eaton: An Ontario Conservative senator since 2009. Appointed by Stephen Harper. A philanthropist and patron of a number of charitable and artistic groups.

Janis Johnson: A Conservative senator from Manitoba since 1990. Appointed by Brian Mulroney. Former businesswoman. Widow of Frank Moores, former premier of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Noel Kinsella: Conservative New Brunswick senator 1990-2014. Appointed by Brian Mulroney. Speaker of the Senate 2006-2014. A university professor.

Sandra Lovelace Nicholas: Liberal senator from New Brunswick since 2005. Appointed by Paul Martin. Native activist, first aboriginal woman senator.

Elaine McCoy: Liberal senator from Alberta since 2005. …

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