Feb 08, 2013
By Scott Walker
There is still no confirmation from authorities in Gatineau, Quebec, that they are holding a Conservative senator.
But Patrick Brazeau is expected to appear in court this morning.
It’s believed he was arrested after a 911 call was placed early yesterday to police in Gatineau, the river from Ottawa on what was said to be a domestic dispute.
The Tories ejected him from their caucus a short time later.
Calls for the 38-year-old’s removal from the Senate began almost from the day he was appointed by Prime Minister Harper in 2008.
Over the years, reports have surfaced repeatedly of Brazeau being in arrears on child support payments. A recent report also suggested he has charged the Senate for living allowances designed for out-of-province residents, even though he apparently lives in the Ottawa-area.
NDP leader Tom Mulcair says this is yet another reason to get rid of the Senate.