Angus Asks Senate Ethics Commissioner To Investigate Duffy Payout Allegations

NDP Ethics Critic Charlie Angus has written to the Senate Ethics Officer Lyse Ricard asking for an investigation into accusations of a ‘cash-for-repayment’ scheme involving Mike Duffy and the Prime Minister’s Office. 

The PMO has admitted that Stephen Harper’s Chief of Staff Nigel Wright gave $90,000 to Senator Duffy as part of a deal around Mr. Duffy’s role in the Senate expense scandal, which involves a number of Conservative and Liberal Senators. According to news reports last night, Mr. Duffy has denied the payments. 

“With so many conflicting stories and such serious allegations, I hope the Senate Ethics Officer acts quickly to launch an investigation into Mr. Duffy’s actions,” said Angus. “With the Prime Minister’s own Chief of Staff in the middle, I also urge Conservatives to agree to immediately put in place an Independent Advisor to investigate these serious allegations.” 

Angus’ letter to the Senate Ethics Officer is attached.