The Canadian Press

2015-08-16 | FedElxn Harper

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The Senator Mike Duffy affair continued to dog Conservative leader Stephen Harper today on the campaign trail as he sidestepped some more questions about the plan to pay Duffy's questioned expenses.At an announcement in Ottawa today Harper stuck to his line that he did not know that former Chief of Staff Nigel Wright paid Duffy's 90 thousand dollars himself. He would also not comment on email evidence at Duffy's fraud trial that show current chief of staff Ray Novak got a note about the repayment plan when he worked for Nigel Wright. (Opposition members have said an explanation that Novak did not read the email about Duffy is not credible.)

Date: 2015-08-16
Placeline: OTTAWA.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << what I said very clearly is that I was told that Mr. B had repaid his own expenses that's what I said should happen when I found out that mr. Duffy had not paid those expenses as he should have and then mr. Wright had paid them a set of instead I held those two individuals responsible for their actions >>


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