Pamela Wallin
Canadian politician
Pamela Wallin
Pamela Wallin, OC, SOM is a Canadian former television journalist and diplomat. On January 2, 2009, she was appointed to the Canadian Senate, where she sits as a Conservative.
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Den Tandt: Senate charges give Mulcair's abolition scenario a boost - Canada.com
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Vancouver Sun Den Tandt: Senate charges give Mulcair's abolition scenario a boost Canada.com If ever there were a hope, however faint, that the sordid saga of Senators Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin, Patrick Brazeau and Mac Harb would ease gently into that good night, it vanished Tuesday with the laying of formal charges by the RCMP against Brazeau ... Senate charges give Mulcair's abolition scenario a boostVancouver Sun Harper applauds RCMP after Brazeau, Harb chargedThe Globe and Mail Canadian politicians charged over expenses fraudBusiness Standard TheChronicleHerald.ca -The Province all 120 news articles »
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Senate staffers laid off in wake of suspensions were unfairly punished, treated ... - National Post
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National Post Senate staffers laid off in wake of suspensions were unfairly punished, treated ... National Post Seven employees laid off after their senator bosses — Pamela Wallin, Mike Duffy and Patrick Brazeau — were suspended last week are being unfairly punished, a prominent Conservative senator said Sunday. Sen. Hugh Segal broke with party ranks to helm ... Does it matter where a senator is from?CBC.ca Three Offending Conservative Appointed Senators Suspended Without PaySouth Asian Link all 3 news articles »
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RCMP wants to see Pamela Wallin's expenses, calendar - Strathmore Standard
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RCMP wants to see Pamela Wallin's expenses, calendar Strathmore Standard Pamela Wallin leaves after delivering a statement to journalists following a vote in the Senate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa November 5, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Wattie. OTTAWA - The Mounties are seeking documents from suspended Sen. Pamela Wallin, the ... and more »
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Senator Pamela Wallin says suspension same as being expelled for life
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SASKATOON - Senator Pamela Wallin says being suspended from the upper chamber is the same as being expelled for life.
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Suspended Duffy, Wallin, Brazeau may not be entirely off public payroll
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OTTAWA - Moments after the Senate voted to suspend Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau, Stephen Harper's office issued a statement expressing its satisfaction that the trio are no longer on the public payroll.
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Canadian Press NewsAlert: Senators vote to suspend colleague Pamela Wallin
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OTTAWA - Senators have voted to suspend colleague Pamela Wallin, a former member of the Conservative caucus, for allegedly claiming improper expenses.
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Stinging letter by former aide to Pamela Wallin helped trigger expenses audit - CTV News
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CTV News Stinging letter by former aide to Pamela Wallin helped trigger expenses audit CTV News In an Aug. 2012 letter obtained by CTV News, Alison Stodin, former aide to Pamela Wallin, accused the senator of mismanagement and personal harassment during a dispute over travel claims. The existence of the letter was first revealed Friday. RCMP lay out fraud, breach of trust allegations against Pamela WallinNational Post Pamela Wallin committed fraud, breach of trust, RCMP allegeCBC.ca RCMP allege Wallin committed fraud, breach of trustToronto Star Vancouver Sun -The Globe and Mail -Winnipeg Free Press all 39 news articles »
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Harper's credibility in expense scandal on par with senators' - CBC.ca
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Vancouver Sun Harper's credibility in expense scandal on par with senators' CBC.ca Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his wife, Laureen, wave after addressing delegates at the Conservative convention in Calgary on Friday. (Jonathan Hayward/Canadian Press). Related Stories. Pamela Wallin committed fraud, breach of trust, RCMP allege ... Prime Minister Harper “delivers” keynote speech at Conservative Party Convention660 News Harper takes the stage at Calgary nightclubCP24 Toronto's Breaking News PM refuses to explain Senate scandalWindsor Star Vancouver Sun -The Globe and Mail -CTV News all 288 news articles »
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Canadian Press NewsAlert: RCMP alleges Wallin committed fraud, breach of trust
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OTTAWA - Documents filed in court by RCMP investigators allege Sen. Pamela Wallin committed fraud and breach of trust "by filing inappropriate expense claims contrary to ... the Criminal Code."
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Fate of embattled senators in limbo as vote on suspension motion delayed
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OTTAWA - Senators are to continue looking at a motion today that would see Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau suspended from the red chamber.
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Senate back in session Tuesday, still reeling from latest Duffy allegations - Calgary Herald
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Calgary Herald Senate back in session Tuesday, still reeling from latest Duffy allegations Calgary Herald OTTAWA – Conservative senators were meeting behind closed doors Tuesday in advance of what promised to be more agitated debate over the proposed suspension of three senators – Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau – for their questionable ... Senate debate to continue after another day of bombshellsCTV News Duffy's revelations to spark new questions in Senate, Commons680 News New poll finds most Canadians distrust the Prime Minister's version of events in ...660 News National Post -CBC.ca -Ottawa Citizen all 409 news articles »
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The Senate expense scandal continues to roar; Flaherty talks with economists
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OTTAWA - There could be more fireworks today as the Senate attempts to end debate on efforts to suspend Senators Pamela Wallin, Mike Duffy and Patrick Brazeau.
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Audio: Senate suspensions debate LIVE - CBC.ca
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National Post Audio: Senate suspensions debate LIVE CBC.ca Senators have returned to the upper chamber to begin continue their marathon debate over whether to suspend Senators Patrick Brazeau, Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin without pay. But a vote on the motions to suspend won't come until next week. Senate scandal prompts rare Friday sitting as Wallin set to mount defence of her ...National Post Conservative motion pushes speedy suspension vote for Duffy, Wallin, BrazeauVancouver Sun Tories move to limit debate on senators in spending scandalThe Globe and Mail Toronto Star -Ottawa Citizen all 41 news articles »
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Timeline
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2016
    Age 62
    In 2016, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced that charges will not be laid against Wallin over her expenses.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 59
    On November 5, 2013 the Senate voted to suspend Wallin without pay for the duration of the 41st Canadian Parliament for alleged theft from the public purse.
    More Details Hide Details The suspension ended with dissolution of parliament for the 2015 federal election.
    Wallin decided to decided to leave the Conservative caucus on May 17, 2013, until an audit into her expense claims could be completed.
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    In 2013, as a result of the Senate expense claims scandal she was embroiled in, Wallin resigned from all three paid positions she held outside of the Senate: as a director of Gluskin Sheff & Associates, a wealth management firm, in May 2013, the board of Porter Airlines in June 2013 after having been on the board since 2008, and the board of the Ideas Council.
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  • 2009
    Age 55
    On January 2, 2009, Wallin was appointed to the Senate of Canada on the advice of Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
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  • 2007
    Age 53
    From 2007 to 2011 she served on the board of Oilsands Quest, Inc. and has also served on the board of Gluskin Sheff & Associates, Inc., an investment and wealth management firm and as a member of the advisory board of BMO Harris Bank.
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  • 2006
    Age 52
    In 2006, Wallin was appointed to the board of Bell Globemedia, owners of the Globe and Mail and CTV Inc.
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    In 2006, she became a senior advisor to the president of the Americas Society and the Council of the Americas in New York.
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  • 2005
    Age 51
    One of the prerequisites of the post of Consul General was an official residence on Park Avenue. In 2005, shortly before her term ended Wallin bought a apartment for $379,000 USD.
    More Details Hide Details In March 2007, she was appointed the seventh chancellor of the University of Guelph, being installed in June of the same year, and sat on the Panel on Canada's Future Role in Afghanistan, chaired by former cabinet minister John Manley. She was also appointed by the governor general as an honorary colonel of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
  • FORTIES
  • 2003
    Age 49
    In 2003, Wallin and Senator Jerry Grafstein were honoured by the Canadian Society of New York for their ongoing commitment to strengthening the ties between Canada and the United States.
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  • 2002
    Age 48
    On June 25, 2002, Wallin's television career came to an end when Prime Minister Jean Chrétien advised Governor General Adrienne Clarkson to appoint Wallin to a four-year term as Canada's consul general in New York City, her first diplomatic posting.
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  • 2001
    Age 47
    In 2001, Wallin, along with then-Foreign Affairs Minister John Manley, was one of the organizers of the "Canada Loves New York" rally for Canadians to show their support after the September 11 attacks (Manley ran in the New York City Marathon in 2001, a contributing factor to organize the rally).
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  • 2000
    Age 46
    In 2000, Wallin hosted the Canadian edition of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?
    More Details Hide Details Wallin has also published two books, Since You Asked (ISBN 978-0679310082) and Speaking of Success (ISBN 1552633705), and has made cameo appearances on the Canadian comedy series Royal Canadian Air Farce and Corner Gas.
  • 1999
    Age 45
    In 1999, she was inducted into the Saskatchewan Order of Merit, and in 2007 was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.
    More Details Hide Details In 2008, Toastmasters International announced that Wallin would be that year's winner of their Golden Gavel award. Wallin has received 13 honorary degrees, including from Athabasca University, the University of Lethbridge and the University of Windsor.
  • 1995
    Age 41
    Instead, she created her own production company, Pamela Wallin Productions, and launched a daily interview series called Pamela Wallin Live in 1995.
    More Details Hide Details Airing on CBC Newsworld and, in some years, on the CBC's main network as well, Pamela Wallin Live was a highly successful series which featured Wallin interviewing newsmakers, celebrities and other interesting personalities in a manner similar to CNN's Larry King Live. The show ran for four years before Wallin moved to the cable network TalkTV.
    Following her dismissal from CBC News, Wallin briefly returned to CTV as part of its coverage of the 1995 provincial election in Ontario, but did not rejoin the company permanently.
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    In April 1995, Wallin was dropped as host of The Magazine, and was succeeded in June by Hana Gartner.
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  • 1994
    Age 40
    The show fared poorly in the ratings and by 1994 had returned to its old format and time slot, with Mansbridge reading the news, followed by Wallin hosting a magazine segment which eventually took on the name The National Magazine.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1992
    Age 38
    In 1992, CBC Television hired Wallin in a highly publicized move.
    More Details Hide Details For many years, The National had been followed by a 40-minute nightly newsmagazine hosted by Barbara Frum, called The Journal. However, as a result of Frum's death in February 1992, the CBC wanted to revamp and reposition its entire approach to news programming. In the fall of that year, Wallin and Peter Mansbridge debuted as the co-hosts of Prime Time News. Instead of Mansbridge reading the news on The National, followed by Frum introducing documentary and current affairs features and interviewing newsmakers on The Journal, the new show integrated the two former programs and featured Wallin and Mansbridge as equal co-hosts of the entire package. As well, the new show aired at 9 p.m., one hour earlier than the old National/Journal tandem.
  • 1985
    Age 31
    In 1985, CTV named her its Ottawa bureau chief.
    More Details Hide Details She later rejoined Canada AM, hosting alongside J.D. Roberts.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1980
    Age 26
    In 1980 she joined CTV and became cohost, with Norm Perry, of Canada AM.
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  • 1978
    Age 24
    In 1978, she joined the Ottawa bureau of the Toronto Star where she remained for two years.
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  • 1974
    Age 20
    In 1974, she began her career in journalism, joining CBC Radio's news division.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1973
    Age 19
    Wallin was born in Wadena, Saskatchewan, and is of Swedish descent. Wallin spent much of her formative years in Wadena but completed her high school in Moose Jaw. In 1973, she graduated with a degree in psychology and political science from the University of Saskatchewan, Regina Campus (now the University of Regina) and began her career as an officer at the Saskatchewan Federal Penitentiary.
    More Details Hide Details Politically, she was a member of The Waffle, a left-wing faction in the New Democratic Party that existed in the early to mid-1970s.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1953
    Born
    Born on April 10, 1953.
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