Senators Mike Duffy, Mac Harb, Pamela Wallin, Patrick Brazeau and others claimed travel and housing expenses from the Senate for which they were not eligible.
Éric Grenier is a senior writer and the CBC's polls analyst.
The Liberals declined for the third consecutive quarter in British Columbia, the Prairies and Atlantic Canada, but are still polling above their 2015 federal election result largely due to the gains the party has held in Quebec.The Conservatives trailed with 30.3 per cent support as the leadership race was coming to an end, a drop of 1.5 points from the previous quarter.In polls conducted between March 1 and May 31, the Liberals averaged 40.7 per cent support among decided voters, a slight increase over where the party stood in the previous quarter.That should come as a relief to Justin Trudeau, whose party dropped 6.8 points in popular support during the winter.It put the Conservatives at 30.5 per cent, up from the 28.6 per cent Nanos pegged the party at just before Scheer took over. More polls will be needed before Scheer's impact — if any — can be adequately judged.
Polls by Mainstreet and the Angus Reid Institute (ARI), however, suggest Scheer has work to do to become better known.
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The New Democrats, in the midst of a leadership race of their own and who have gained 4.3 points over the last two quarters, were up to 17.6 per cent, their best quarterly result since the last election. C., Ontario and Quebec, though the NDP is still below its 2015 election result in that province.
The Greens and Bloc Québécois averaged 5.3 and 4.8 per cent support, respectively.
At 19.7 per cent, the Bloc is polling narrowly above its 2015 election result.