Senator Mike Duffy is once again clocking time toward his retirement after the Senate passed a motion Tuesday to reinstate the accrual of Duffy’s pension benefits, retroactive to the date of his acquittal on all charges.
You only get one chance to make a good first impression. And if that impression turns sour, there’s perhaps one shot at redemption. Mike Duffy blew the first impression and is giving redemption a pass, according to CTV Power Play Host Don Martin.
Sen. Mike Duffy refused to answer any questions Monday as he returned to Parliament Hill, including whether he will seek reimbursement for an estimated $250,000 of wages he missed during his two-and-a-half-year suspension.
The chair of the Senate Internal Economy committee says there’s likely not 'much of an appetite' among members of the upper chamber to entertain the idea of reimbursing Sen. Mike Duffy for $250,000 in salary he lost during his suspension.
Stephen Harper's lawyer says Sen. Mike Duffy's acquittal should be a wake-up call to public institutions and authorities that can hold politicians "to live up to their duty" and punish actions that are questionable, even if they're not criminal.
When Justice Charles Vaillancourt cleared Senator Mike Duffy of 31 criminal charges Thursday, he levelled some of his harshest criticism on staffers in the office of former prime minister Stephen Harper.
In the end, the guilty verdict was saved for those who didn't know they were on trial – specifically Stephen Harper and the control freaks who ran the Prime Minister's Office as the Senate scandal exploded.