Senator Brazeau "confident" he'll be cleared in living allowance probe



APTN National News
OTTAWA–Embattled Conservative Senator Patrick Brazeau says he is confident a three-person Senate panel created to investigate his use of a $20,000 living allowance will clear him of any wrongdoing.

The panel is comprised of Conservative Senator Elizabeth Marshall, who is the chair, Liberal Senator Larry Campbell and Conservative Senator Gerald Comeau.

The Senate committee on internal economy, budgets and administration created the bipartisan panel after a CTV report questioned whether Brazeau was eligible to receive the allowance by claiming a home in Maniwaki, Que., as a primary residence.

The CTV report said Brazeau also lives in a rented house with his girlfriend in Gatineau, Que., which sits across the Ottawa River from Canada’s capital city.

Brazeau said in a Twitter message to APTN National News that he welcomed the investigation and he was confident it would clear him.

“I welcome it,” said Brazeau in the Twitter message. “I am confident it will clear me.”

Brazeau, an Algonquin Senator, is currently leading a Senate human rights committee study into off-reserve First Nation people.

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