“S.17 Senate Conflict Code: “a Senator [shall not] accept… any gift or other benefit… that relate[s] to the Senator’s position”. Oops. Duffy took a $90,000 gift from a ‘friend’.
The Conservative Party of Canada paid more than $40000 to refund money illegally accepted by Peter Penashue’s Conservative campaign. Penashue was defeated in a byelection this week, and is a previously disgraced and resigned Conservative Minister.
I used to respect Mike Duffy, decades ago, when he worked at CTV. That respect took a sharp turn into scorn when he helped torpedo Dion. It took a further nose dive into negative territory when he accepted a Harper appointment to the Senate, and was caught cheating taxpayers for a housing allowance he was not entitled to, and a Senate seat he was not eligible for because his primary residence is in Kanata, not on PEI.