The Canadian Press

2015-04-08 | Duffy Trial

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Day two of the Mike Duffy trial has been narrowed down to looking in a dictionary to determine the meaning of a principal residence. Canadian Press reporter Terry Pedwell says that definition could be critical in determining whether Duffy improperly billed taxpayers for an Ottawa housing allowance. (Duffy faces charges for submitting claims under a Senate rule established in 1998 which says senators whose primary residence is more than 100 kilometres from Ottawa ought to be reimbursed for living expenses incurred while in capital.)

Date: 2015-04-08
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 29 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the 31 charges Mike Duffy faces include allegations that he fraudulently claimed living expenses for home in Ottowa where you spend most of his time while declaring a summer house in PEI as his primary residence but retired Senate law clerk Mark odd cents told the court the meaning of residence has never been defined either in the Constitution or by the Senate Duffy's lawyer Donald being suggested that since Duffy was appointed as a senator from PA TI by default he's home in that Province became his primary residence when he took the job >>