Marjory LeBreton

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Mike Duffy suing Senate, RCMP for $7.8M

... Conservative government were named directly, including Nigel Wright, then-chief of staff to prime minister Stephen Harper; Conservative Senator David Tkachuk; and then-leader of the...

Andrew Scheer's inclusive appeal shouldn't leave room for alt-right

The first Conservative Leader whom Marjory LeBreton worked for was John Diefenbaker. She was leader of the government in the Senate under Stephen Harper, before...

Insider LeBreton backs outsider candidate O'Leary in race to lead Tories

OTTAWA -- Marjory LeBreton has long been a force to be reckoned with on Parliament Hill. A retired senator, she's been deeply involved in Canadian...

Former senator Marjory LeBreton on why she joined Kevin O'Leary's exploratory committee

“I've always been a strong fiscal conservative, so I'm really attracted to Kevin O'Leary's economic message,” LeBreton said. LeBreton still maintains a presence at debates...

SHERRING: My firefighting brother — and his fellow heroes

My brother was on the scene of the horrific crash back in 1996 that killed Linda LeBreton-Holmes and her son, 12-year-old Brian. Linda was the...

A timeline of the four-year Senate expense scandal, now finally near its end

The Globe and MailMarjory LeBreton, the Conservative leader in the Senate, says she intends to ask the auditor general to look into all the expenses...

A chronology of the Senate expenses scandal

Marjory LeBreton, the Conservative leader in the Senate, says she intends to ask the auditor general to look into all the expenses of the upper...

Government completes reform of Senate appointment process

(subscription)If, by coincidence, we actually show up on the same day, I have a lot of hockey questions I want to ask him. Prolly...

Trudeau government poised to start process for filling 19 vacant Senate seats in 'coming days'

(subscription) (subscription)Democratic Institutions Minister Maryam Monsef will announce the names of new provincial members of the Senate Advisory Board in the 'coming days.' The...

John Doyle: How much Ben Mulroney can Canada take?

(subscription) (subscription)Why just the other day, because I had to clean out my office, I came upon an old, kooky letter from Senator Marjorie...

2016 Conservative convention: How should we describe Tories now?

Party stalwart and now-retired senator Marjory LeBreton — who puts a positive, defensive spin on nearly everything — was blunt about the dysfunctional disconnect between...

Conservative Party officials get scathing review of 2015 election campaign

"Most of it is obvious," retired senator and veteran Conservative campaigner Marjory LeBreton told Radio-Canada, saying it was necessary after there was a very big...

For the record: Stephen Harper's lasting legacy

The Senate issue was particular to that chamber, and it was over $90,000—which ultimately, no matter how you stack it up, was repaid to the...

Anatomy of a scandal: key developments in history of the Senate expenses saga

June 3, 2013: Sen. Marjory LeBreton, the Conservative leader in the Senate, says she intends to ask the auditor general to look into all the...

Dear Nigel

Senator Leo Housakos, the chair of that infamous Senate Internal Economy Committee says there is absolutely no “appetite” within the Senate to revisit the issue...

Sen. Mike Duffy back on Parliament Hill

Many of the operatives in the PMO are now gone, while two of the top senators involved in the Duffy affair — former senators Marjory...

Mike Duffy will face a battle if he wants back pay, senior Tory senators say

We were using rules within the Senate — legitimate rules — to discipline," Marjory LeBreton said in an interview with CBC News. "We were acting...

Mike Duffy's expenses: 'The matter is closed,' senior senators say

Most senators to avoid criminal charges. Former Conservative government leader in the Senate, Marjory LeBreton, introduced a motion in the chamber to call in the...

Senators should know: actions don't have to be illegal to be wrong

But a tougher condemnation of the Senate itself was surely in order. After all, there was Marjory LeBreton, on the day of Justice Vaillancourt's decision,...

Mike Duffy is heading back to the Senate

Then, former government leader in the Senate Marjory LeBreton discusses the ruling and the government representative in the Senate, Senator Peter Harder, also offers his...

Duffy cleared of all charges as judge excoriates PMO under Harper

Toronto StarRetired senator Marjory LeBreton, who was the Conservative Senate leader during this period, told The Globe and Mail she hoped Canadians won't find fault...

Judge clears Mike Duffy of all charges and slams Prime Minister's Office under Harper

Ottawa CitizenHe was assured by former Conservative government leader in the Senate, Marjory LeBreton, that the article in the Guardian was politically motivated. He called...

Mike Duffy cleared on all charges of defrauding the Senate

Marjory LeBreton, former government leader in the Senate, claimed she was in the dark about the tactics employed by the Prime Minister's Office condemned by...

Jean Lapierre's passing, Dion's revisionist history and Wynne changing political finance rules

The retired Senator Marjory Lebreton on the fake new system appoint to the Red Chamber joins Brian for a frank talk. Warren Kinsella on Ontario's...

ethics commissioner

(subscription) (subscription)In a November court filing, the RCMP identified a number of people with possible links to the Duffy scandal, including senators David Tkachuk,...

Senate appointment process 'remains a mystery,' says LeBreton

That's how Marjory LeBreton, a former government leader in the Senate under Stephen Harper, described the new process to me via e-mail. The Liberals campaigned...

New appointees a move towards less partisan Senate: experts

(blog) (blog)Retired senator Marjory LeBreton, former leader for the Conservatives in the Senate, says that the latest appointments are all qualified individuals, but shouldn't...

Senate to release Binnie's final Senators' expense arbitration report on March 21

(subscription) (subscription)Sen. John Wallace, centre, pictured with former Senators Michael Meighen and Marjory LeBreton. Sen. Wallace and five other independent Senators formed a non-partisan...

Expect judgment in Duffy case by 'mid-April,' judge suggests

... tests for the judge to measure Duffy's actions by, and failed to call key witnesses who might have contradicted Duffy's own testimony, including former...

Mike Duffy's lawyer launches sharp attack on prosecutors, urges judge to acquit

... Duffy on the $90,000 payment — a duty they had if the wanted to challenge his version of events; and failed to call key...

@Kady: Let the Great Senate Question Period Experiment be declared a success!

It wasn't the first time a minister has been questioned on the floor of the Senate. Technically, it wasn't even the first time that one...

A selection of quotes from Sen. Mike Duffy's trail on Tuesday

TelegraphTimes.com (blog)Duffy says he felt trapped by the pressure. Those conversations, combined with a new review of residency status partly triggered by then Conservative Senate...

Mike Duffy: Stephen Harper's Team Threatened Me Over Expenses

CBC.caThose conversations, combined with a new review of residency status partly triggered by then Conservative Senate leader Marjory LeBreton, caused Duffy to finally acquiesce. "That...

Duffy says he faced threats from Harper's team over expenses

... Duffy said he received more calls from Conservatives pressuring him to give in. Those conversations, combined with a new review of residency status partly...

Duffy defends funeral trip for the 'spy from PEI'

We're waiting for Duffy to swing at former prime minister Stephen Harper, his former chief of staff Nigel Wright and senators David Tkachuk, Marjory LeBreton...

Mike Duffy trial, Day 54

Duffy says that Marjory LeBreton's legal advisors told him that he is a senator from PEI even if he spent 99% of his time in...

Some Liberal Senators say they'll oppose appointment of a government leader

(subscription) (subscription)Marjory LeBreton was a member of the Stephen Harper (Calgary Heritage, Alta.) Cabinet but the position was removed after she stepped down following...

There's a 'slight chance' Harper could testify at Duffy trial, says law prof

(subscription) (subscription)But the RCMP could find no evidence of a plan to oust Duffy permanently from the Senate. One email introduced in court shows...

There's a 'slight chance' Harper could testify at Duffy trial, says law prof

(subscription) (subscription)But the RCMP could find no evidence of a plan to oust Duffy permanently from the Senate. One email introduced in court shows...

Harper, senators may not be able to claim privilege in Duffy trial

(subscription) (subscription)Marjory LeBreton, former government leader in the Senate whose name has been raised several times during the course of the trial, retired on...

The divided soul of the post-Harper Conservative party

(subscription)So were a great many senators, including Marjory LeBreton and Janis Johnson. Former provincial premiers Mike Harris and David Peterson paid their respects. The...

Dale Smith: Trudeau's difficult decisions over the Senate

In his fit of pique during the Duffy/Brazeau/Wallin scandals, Harper decided that when his former government leader, Marjory LeBreton, retired, he wasn't going to name...

Notebook: Concerned Tories voice frustration with Harper

Ms. McDougall writes a lengthy reply, touching on other issues, including criticizing former PMO chief of staff Nigel Wright for trying to “muzzle” senior Senator...

Fatal crash hard to comprehend

Marjory LeBreton can barely bring herself to think about the weekend tragedy that took the lives of three innocents in a car crash that also...

RCMP investigation into Pamela Wallin's expenses handed to Crown

Harper's former chief of staff Nigel Wright wrote a memo to former Conservative Senate Leader Marjory LeBreton, seemingly trying to protect Wallin. “I would expect...

Harper Aide Cites Matthew 6 in Secret Payment to Canada Senator

Jewocity.com (press release) (blog)Jewocity.com (press release) (blog)On February 11, Marjory LeBreton, the leader of the government in the Senate, wrote a letter to Mr. Tkachuk...

Former Tory senator LeBreton hustled away from reporters as Harper dogged by ...

Seated in the audience while Harper spoke were recently retired senator Marjory LeBreton, and several Conservative candidates including Andy Wang (Nepean), David Piccini (Ottawa-Vanier) and...

Stephen Harper peppered with more questions about Mike Duffy case

... and my response was he should pay those expenses back and that's what I was told happened." Harper paid a visit to a hardware...

Former Tory senator LeBreton whisked away from media as Harper ...

Seated in the audience while Harper spoke were recently retired senator Marjory LeBreton, and several Conservative candidates including Andy Wang (Nepean), David Piccini (Ottawa-Vanier) and...

Former Tory senator LeBreton whisked away from media as Harper ...

Seated in the audience while Harper spoke were recently retired senator Marjory LeBreton, and several Conservative candidates including Andy Wang (Nepean), David Piccini (Ottawa-Vanier) and...