The Canadian Press

2013-05-16 | Senate Audits Duffy

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Embattled Senator Mike Duffy resigned from the Conservative caucus to sit as an independent amid a scandal over his $90,000 in disallowed housing claims. Prime Minister Harper's chief of staff Nigel Wright resigned on May 19th after news surfaced that he wrote a personal cheque to Duffy to cover the repayment. Canadian Press reporter Jennifer Ditchburn had this report.

Date: 2013-05-16
Placeline: OTTAWA, Ontario.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 36 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << Senator Mike Duffy says the controversy over his housing expense claims has become a distraction and he will sit as an independent until they're resolved that resignation means Duffy avoids a potentially humiliating Showdown inside his own party conservative sources tell the Canadian press that Duffy Senate colleagues had signed a petition calling for him to be turfed in the meantime many questions remain on the full details of Duffy's expenses and that secret $90,000 check that the prime minister's Chief of Staff gave to Duffy to pay the bill Jennifer ditchburn the Canadian press Ottawa >>