Now we have Senator Mike Duffy running afoul of Senate auditors asking why the
2.2. Assessment of Senator Duffy’s Primary Residence Location1. Based on the documentation provided, it appears that Senator Duffy spent approximately 54% ofhis time in Ottawa (for Senate business or other) during the period of our examination. SenatorDuffy spent approximately 30% of the days in Prince Edward Island, either at his primaryresidence or elsewhere. We have set out a breakdown of our assessment in the table below.www.parl.gc.ca/Content/SEN/Committee/411/.../Deloitte_SenDuffy-e.pdfMay 7, 2013 – Examination of Senator. Duffy's Primary and. Secondary Residence. Status. The Senate of Canada. May 2013 ...
Would Duffy prefer to have his vote for a "winner", or a "loser"?
Would Duffy settle into his Malpeque Primary residence knowing that 75% of the Ridings population on Prince Edward Island went for Liberal Candidates?
Since 1988 the MP for Malpeque has been Liberal. Since 1993 it's been MP Wayne Easter.
Riding of Cardigan... Liberal since 1988.
Charlottetown Riding... Liberal since 1988.
Egmont Riding 1980 to 2008 Liberal.... 2011 (Poutine era) Conservative. (more info for all Ridings - Wikipedia)
With such a long history of PEI leaning Liberal.... why did Harper appoint a Conservative Senator? ... it certainly wasn't to give the Province's Primary residents a chance to have a say in the Senate..... from someone who is required to live 183 days per year to benefit from lower taxation, which he didn't, because Kanata is his PRIMARY residence ... sort of....
Charlottetown's The Guardian:
..... Records obtained by The Guardian Tuesday from the provincial taxation and property division office show Duffy and his wife Heather are identified as non-resident owners of their Cavendish cottage and thus pay higher property taxes.
Prince Edward Island charges 50 per cent more in property taxes to owners who are not permanent residents of the Island.
In order to get the lower tax rate, one must reside in the province for 183 days consecutively. ......
...... to establish primary residency all senators were asked to submit copies of three documents: a driver’s license; a provincial health card; and relevant information on their income tax return, together with a signed statement of where they vote.
There is the sunny side up kind of thingy for Prime Ministers (former) and their appointees current (doghouse) status ..... with the public:
Harper appointees, 52; three in the doghouse
Chretien appointees 22; one in the Doghouse Mac Harb
Trudeau, the elder, 4 in good standing
Mulroney, 8 in good standing
Martin, 14 in good standing
PM Harper's Appointees
Patrick Brazeau Quebec
Michael Duffy PEI
Tobias C. Enverga
Nancy Greene Raine
Hector Daniel Lang
Michael L. MacDonald
Thanh Hai Ngo
John D. Wallace
Pamela Wallin Saskatchewan