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, ON, Canada
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 the result 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 ninety thousand dollar check that the prime minister's chief of staff gave to Duffy to pay the bill Jennifer Ditchburn the Canadian press Ottawa >>

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