The Canadian Press

2013-10-25 | Senate-Expenses-Brazeau

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Another bombshell exploded in the Senate when former Conservative Senator Patrick Brazeau said Conservative leader in the Senate Claude Carignan offered to go easy on him -- if he apologized for his part in the Senate expense scandal. Brazeau made the revelation as the Senate debated a motion to suspend him and two other former Conservative senators, without pay. (James Cowan, the Liberal leader in the Senate, was at a loss for words upon hearing about the alleged offer.)

Date: 2013-10-25
Placeline: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 49 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << so approximately ten twenty eight AM this morning I was outside this chamber in the back and the leader of the Senate 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 deal was that if I stood in this chamber apologize to Canadians and took responsibility for my actions that my punishment would be lesser than what is being proposed and the leaders of the government the Senate's motion >>

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