What to expect from the MPs return to Parliament Hill

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Parliament Hill. Tony Caldwell/QMI AGENCY

Mark Dunn, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:47 PM ET

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper's Conservatives regroup on Parliament Hill on Monday to face a renewed grilling over the Senate expense scandal and new polls showing Justin Trudeau is on a high.

Political watchers can expect more of the same before MPs fled for the Christmas time out in December, with a couple of new plot twists that will provide gruel for partisan mudslinging and the continued erosion of parliamentary decorum.

The Liberal leader's about-face admission he mistakenly billed taxpayers for travel and per diems while moonlighting as a professional speaker and charging hefty fees to speak to schools and charities will give both the NDP and Tories some new attack lines. He repaid $840.

Heritage Minister Shelley Glover's appearance at a fundraising event with artistic types who deal with her department won't go ignored by her foes, which have convinced the ethics commissioner to investigate. She refunded $1,200.


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