Quebec threatens to seize Patrick Brazeau's house

Senator Patrick Brazeau leaves Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario in this October 23, 2013 file...

Senator Patrick Brazeau leaves Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario in this October 23, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/Files

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:07 AM ET

MONTREAL — Suspended senator Patrick Brazeau is in trouble again, this time with the taxman.

Revenue Quebec is trying to seize Brazeau's home in Gatineau, Que., QMI Agency has learned.

He'll lose the residence unless he contests the seizure order, or pays $180,896 within 60 days.

When contacted by QMI Agency, Revenue Quebec didn't explain why it's claiming the money from Brazeau.

The agency did say the periods in question are from 2004 to 2008 as well as 2011 and 2012.

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Brazeau was appointed to the Senate in 2008 but was suspended last year and later charged for allegedly submitting inappropriate housing expense claims.

He's charged with fraud and breach of trust.

The Mounties allege Brazeau declared he lived in his father's house in Maniwaki, Que., to qualify for the Senate housing allowance, when he actually lived in Gatineau, just across the river from Parliament Hill.


Senator Patrick Brazeau arrives on Parliament Hill in Ottawa October 25, 2013. (REUTERS/Chris Wattie)

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QMI reported in February that the Bank of Nova Scotia was moving to repossess the same Gatineau home because the bank said Brazeau failed to repay $201,015 in mortgage and other loans.

Brazeau's lawyer, Christian Deslauriers, said he wasn't aware of the Revenue Quebec seizure order and would contact his client to see if he wants to file a challenge.

Brazeau was also charged in April with assault on a man and a woman, possession of drugs, uttering death threats and breach of conditions.


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