In an Ottawa hearing room where the Oliphant inquiry is taking place, former prime minister Brian Mulroney is trying to clear his name.
In a committee room on Parliament Hill, Ruby Dhalla is dealing with the allegations against her.
In a court house on Elgin Street, Ottawa's Mayor Larry O'Brien fights criminal charges.
Public life is getting a big black eye today. We will see in the days that come what sort of body blows will be delivered to politics and some of its participants.