Brazeau kicked out of Conservative caucus
About time. This idiot grates on my nerves and makes the native community look bad on a national scale.
Like most politicians, native or white, he's as corrupt as the next.
Not to mention that the child support problem has been ongoing for YEARS... he was pulling a six figure salary while not paying a paltry couple hundreddollars a month for his child, somethingthat has been happening since the kid was young.
Let's hope he will be removed from his senate seat... no cushy lifetime job for you!
Sen. Patrick Brazeau was removed from the Conservative caucus on Thursday, though it appears he will remain as a senator.
Lorraine Rochon, a staff member to Brazeau, told The Canadian Press the Senate caucus was notified of the decision Thursday by the office of Sen. Marjory LeBreton. She said the move is effective immediately.
CTV News also learned Thursday that police had been called to Brazeau's home in relation to an alleged incident of domestic violence.
The senator who once battled Liberal MP Justin Trudeau in a high-profile charity boxing match -- and lost -- has been under scrutiny recently following a string of controversial revelations.
On Wednesday, CTV News reported Brazeau used his former father-in-lawÃ¯Â¿Â½s address in a First Nations community when he claimed an aboriginal income tax exemption from 2004 to 2008.
Brazeau, who has publicly called on aboriginal leaders to be more financially accountable, listed the residence on the Kitigan Zibi First Nation in Quebec as his mailing address for four years, unbeknownst to his ex-wifeÃ¯Â¿Â½s father.
CTV News has also learned that Brazeau was delinquent on his child support payments. Revenue Quebec ordered a salary garnishment for Brazeau to pay $800 per month in child support for his oldest son. Sources say a second order required him to pay about $4,000 in arrears.
"I am fully up to date with payments I have been ordered to pay," Brazeau said in an email to CTV News.
More recently, Brazeau faced questions over claiming his fatherÃ¯Â¿Â½s Maniwaki, Que. home as his primary residence, which allowed him to claim a taxpayer-subsidized housing allowance even though he rents a home in Gatineau, much closer to Parliament Hill.
Canadian senators can charge up to $21,000 in housing and meal expenses annually, if their primary residence is located more than 100 kilometres away from Ottawa.
Here is a link that might be useful: Another black eye for Brazeau