Thanks for nothing, Raymond Lavigne. The senator was convicted today of fraud and breach of trust. I'm sure we'll be hearing about him again in the coming months - from the Tories.
We'll have to wait a couple of weeks to find out if Ray gets booted from the Senate but I'm betting the Tory-majority would like nothing better, especially as that would give Harper the opportunity to appoint yet another Conservative, this time from Montreal.
Two former staffers testified that Lavigne filed bogus expense claims for their travel and pocketed the reimbursements. The judge also found that he used a staffer to cut trees on Lavigne's Wakefield, Que. cottage.
Maybe it's time to start a new, genuinely liberal, Liberal Party from the ground up. Right now who can reliably say how much rot is in the existing one?