For instance, here is one request letter from Brodbeck that I found asking for money for a social at Bourkevale Community Centre. This was the smallest amount requested.
Aside from being extremely hypocritical, could it be seen as a conflict of interest ? You report (critically) on these guys then personally send requests asking for ward allowance cash for a social or street party that you're having ?
Endless Spin is also up on this with some great quotes from Brodbecks' blog and a nice little ditty.
All of this "Brod-gate" stuff could pale in comparison very soon :
Interestingly, in today's Winnipeg Sun (a phrase I don't get to truck out that often) there is a CP story about the feds considering a bailout for Canadian Media:
"Canwest, CTVglobemedia and Quebecor, which owns the Ottawa Sun, have all been lobbying the Conservative government to come up with both short-term and long-term assistance. Harper has met with Canwest's CEO Leonard Asper and Quebecor's Pierre Karl Peladeau in the last few months."