Suspended senator Patrick Brazeau won't join parliamentary press corps

Suspended Sen. Patrick Brazeau applies for membership to the parliamentary press gallery at the National Press Building in Ottawa on Monday, December 2, 2013. Brazeau's fledgling career in political journalism looks to be in trouble.The parliamentary press gallery has denied the suspended senator's bid for accreditation as a freelance reporter for Halifax-based Frank Magazine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

OTTAWA - Sen. Patrick Brazeau's fledgling career in political journalism looks to be in trouble.

The parliamentary press gallery has denied the suspended senator's application for accreditation as a freelance scribe for Halifax-based Frank Magazine.

Press gallery president and Radio-Canada reporter Daniel Thibeault told CBC that Brazeau wasn't eligible for membership because he's still a senator with benefits.

The Halifax edition of Frank — not to be confused with another publication in Ottawa with the same name — caused a stir this month by announcing Brazeau as its newest contributor.

The satire and gossip magazine said the senator would be a "pain in the arse" to his former Senate colleagues, who voted to suspend Brazeau and fellow former Conservative caucus members Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin over their questionable expense claims.

The suspension from the upper chamber — which lets Brazeau keep his health, dental and life insurance benefits — is to last for the rest of the parliamentary session, which could continue for the next two years.

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