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Maclean's on the Senate Scandals

From Wallin to Duffy to Wright, how the Senate became the symbol of all that's wrong with Ottawa

by (author) Maclean's, Colby Cosh, Scott Feschuk, Jonathon Gatehouse, John Geddes, Anne Kingston, Paul Wells & Aaron Wherry

Rogers Publishing Limited
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Sep 2013
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Four senators—the Liberal Mac Harb and a trio that Stephen Harper appointed, Patrick Brazeau, Pamela Wallin and Mike Duffy—have brought more discredit on the Senate than five generations of critics could manage from without. Maclean's on the Senate Scandals brings together for the first time exclusive stories and columns from veteran Ottawa analysts John Geddes, Paul Wells and Aaron Wherry to our finest satirist, Scott Feschuk. As well, senior reporters Anne Kingston and Jonathon Gatehouse have written definitive portraits of Pamela Wallin and Mike Duffy, documenting exactly how it is that two such highly regarded public figures have become symbols of all that's wrong with the Senate and with Ottawa.

About the authors

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Scott Feschuk is the author of two previous books, Searching For Michael Jackson's Nose (McClelland Stewart, 2003) and How Not to Completely Suck as a New Parent (McClelland Stewart, 2004, with Paul Mather). He is the two-time winner of the Gold Award for Humour at the National Magazine Awards and has written for Maclean's, Sportsnet, the Globe and Mail, National Post and This Hour Has 22 Minutes. Feschuk was also chief speechwriter for former Prime Minister Paul Martin.

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Jonathon Gatehouse is a senior correspondent for Maclean’s magazine and was formerly a reporter for the National Post and Montreal’s Gazette. He lives in Toronto with his wife and children, plays hockey three times a week, and has a dog named Wendel.

Jonathon Gatehouse's profile page

John Geddes is an Ottawa writer and journalist. Born in Shawville, Quebec, he grew up in Cochenour, a small mining town in northern Ontario. He has served as Maclean's magazine's bureau chief on Parliament Hill since 2000, and was a 2003 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He lives in Ottawa with his wife and daughter.

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ANNE KINGSTON is an award-winning journalist who is currently a columnist for the National Post, where she writes about social and contemporary issues. She is also the bestselling author of The Edible Man: Dave Nichol, President's Choice and the Making of Popular Taste, which won the 1995 Business Book of the Year award.  She has contributed to most major Canadian publications, including The Globe and Mail, Saturday Night and Toronto Life. The Meaning Of Wife has sold internationally and will be published in the U.S. by Farrar, Straus & Giroux in spring 2005. Anne Kingston lives in Toronto.

Anne Kingston's profile page

Paul Wells' profile page

AARON WHERRY is a senior writer with CBC’s Parliament Hill bureau. Previously an associate editor at Maclean’s, he has spent more than a decade writing about the House of Commons and federal politics, including three federal elections and Justin Trudeau’s rise from backbench curiosity to the twenty-third prime minister of Canada. Before coming to Ottawa, Wherry spent four years at the National Post, working as both a sportswriter and a music critic.

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