Senator Mike Duffy alleges Conservative Party paid $13,560 to cover his legal fees

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      The drama in the Canadian Senate just keeps ramping up.

      Senator Mike Duffy tabled several documents to the senate today (October 28) to support several details of the ongoing reality TV-worthy saga taking place in Canada's upper house.

      The latest bombshell—or as I like to call them, "Duffbombs"—was Duffy's allegation that Conservative Party lawyer Arthur Hamilton paid his $13,560 legal fees and that this was negotiated by none other than Stephen Harper's former chief of staff Nigel Wright. Oh, and here's the cheque to prove it.

      This is, of course, in addition to the strangely generous $90,000 cheque given to the PEI senator by Wright, written to cover questionable senate expenses claimed by Duffy.

      As well, one of the memos presented mentions that no Canadian senator has ever been disqualified as a "resident" of a province provided they have a residence there.

      Documents tabled by Mike Duffy.




      Oct 29, 2013 at 11:36am

      Actually, this happened to me once. I had been padding my expense account at a private company for years and was finally caught. Drat.

      Naturally, the company decided to voluntarily cover the cost of my expense fraud. When I complained that I had suffered legal expenses too, they covered those expenses as well.

      Not surprisingly, the boss muttered about firing me. But we agreed to simply extend the dispute until I hit the 6-year pension vesting date. A win-win.

      No, wait. I think that was a dream ...