Two weeks in Feb-March set aside for closing submissions in Duffy trial

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Mike Duffy

OTTAWA - Closing arguments in the trial of Sen. Mike Duffy will be heard Feb. 22 to March 4.

Judge Charles Vaillancourt says he wants to see written submissions from the Crown and the defence in advance.

He says he hopes that will focus their arguments and perhaps reduce the two weeks set aside for the wrap-up.

Testimony in the long-running trial ended this week when the Crown finished its cross-examination of Duffy.

In all, the court heard 61 days of testimony.

Duffy has pleaded not guilty to 31 charges of fraud, breach of trust and bribery.

Geographic location: OTTAWA

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  • george
    December 18, 2015 - 21:02

    It looks like the Liberals are out tonite with the Comments.No mention of Ghiz and Shiridon, I wonder why. Now we see Mac ginty is in trouble in Ontario. No mention in the Guardian, I wonder why.

    • Paul Weeks
      December 19, 2015 - 06:11

      Bad spelling.

  • Joe Doe
    December 18, 2015 - 18:59

    Ya,i saw smoke coming out of the chimney so he must be having some turkey this christmas.

    • townie2
      December 19, 2015 - 08:31

      maybe he's still burning papers :)

  • mutt
    December 18, 2015 - 16:07

    I wonder is ole Duff coming 'Home' for the holidays? He should be able to get into the cottage out is Cavendish.....