Patrick Brazeau gets magazine freelance gig

Senator Patrick Brazeau arrives at the Senate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa October 28, 2013....

Senator Patrick Brazeau arrives at the Senate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa October 28, 2013. REUTERS/Chris Wattie)

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, Last Updated: 6:18 PM ET

Embattled Sen. Patrick Brazeau has taken on a new job as a freelance reporter in Ottawa for Frank Magazine.

The career move comes after the suspended senator tweeted on Friday that he was looking for "honest work."

Brazeau, who has been charged with assault and sexual assault after police were called to his house in July, said he would make an excellent reporter for a willing media outlet.

Brazeau confirmed the new job on Twitter late Sunday night.

Frank Magazine editor Andrew Douglas said he's still not sure how it will work out, but has hopes Brazeau will be able to dig up dirt for the magazine.

"Who could possibly be a bigger pain in the arse to, I dunno, just throwin' out some names here, Senators (Marjory) LeBreton, (David) Tkachuk and (Carolyn) Stewart-Olsen than their former colleague...? Can't you just picture it?" he wrote in a post on the Hil gossip mag's website Monday.

 

 

On Monday, applying as a freelancer to the national press gallery, Brazeau told journalists he's got the chops for the job.

"I'm in a perfect situation to report on the government's situation," he said, adding the senate scandal will be his main focus.

"This is about an exercise in getting to the heart of the matter and hopefully getting some answers to the questions many Canadians deserve.

"Hopefully we'll make new friends and have a little fun."

He said he's also working on his memoirs, which he hopes to call "Without Reservation."


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