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The Duffy trial: The alleged bribe that nobody gave

Mike Duffy goes on trial next week, facing charges of accepting a bribe that nobody is charged with giving him.

It’s a weird part of the case against the suspended Conservative senator, and for some it’s evidence that the prosecution is a politically motivated fiasco: How can Nigel Wright, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s former chief of staff, walk away when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police say they have clear evidence he gave Duffy $90,000 to pay back expenses charged to the Senate once they’d become a major political problem? 927 more words

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Dozens of current, former senators asked to account for expenses: report

WATCH: There’s news that at least 40 other current and retired senators are being intensely scrutinized about their expense claims. Jacques Bourbeau explains what the auditor general is looking for and why? 281 more words

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Making sense of the Mike Duffy trial

OTTAWA – When the trial for Mike Duffy gets underway Tuesday, Crown prosecutors will lay out their case against the suspended senator in four key areas. 355 more words

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Senate expense, housing rules under the microscope at Duffy trial

OTTAWA – When lawyers arrive at the Ottawa courthouse Tuesday for the long-awaited start of the Mike Duffy trial, they’ll be armed with the equivalent of advanced degrees in the rules governing Senate expenses. 854 more words

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Mike Duffy trial: Bring your degree in Senate rules

OTTAWA – When lawyers arrive at the Ottawa courthouse Tuesday for the long-awaited start of the Mike Duffy trial, they’ll be armed with the equivalent of advanced degrees in the rules governing Senate expenses. 821 more words

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Letter: Geography question still dogs Mike Duffy

Re: Old Duff or old fraud, March 28.

The Citizen’s lengthy article on the how Sen. Mike Duffy got in this mess answered every question one might have, except perhaps the most basic one: Why was someone who had spent so much of his adult life in Ontario chosen to be a senator from P.E.I.? 49 more words

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As Duffy trial looms, senators worry auditor general will redefine their jobs

The Speaker of the Senate, reflecting the concerns some senators have over the auditor general’s investigation of the upper chamber, appealed to Michael Ferguson in a recent letter to agree on what, exactly, is in a senator’s job description. 606 more words

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