New Democrats call on director of public prosecutions to review Duffy case

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Sen. Mike Duffy arrives at the Senate on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013.

OTTAWA — The NDP is asking Canada’s director of public prosecutions to look at the evidence collected by the RCMP in the Mike Duffy case to determine if charges should be laid against other people as well.

The Mounties have filed 31 charges against Duffy related to his housing and travel expense claims, accusing him of misspending more than $200,000.

But Charlie Angus, the NDP ethics critic, is wondering why others haven’t been charged.

Nigel Wright, former chief of staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, gave Duffy $90,000 to repay his questioned expense claims. Police have already said Wright won’t face charges.

Angus says he doesn’t question the RCMP investigation, but says the independent director of public prosecutions should have been involved.

He says a review of the evidence might settle some questions that have swirled around the Duffy scandal.

Organizations: NDP, RCMP

Geographic location: OTTAWA, Canada

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  • Andre'
    September 03, 2014 - 13:52

    Thems will be putting him up for head of PC government of PEI…

  • Big Joe
    September 03, 2014 - 08:43

    Even if Mr. Duffy submitted bogus expense claims, somebody had to sign off (approve) on them. There's so much more to this story the public knows nothing about. But we're good to go, Mr. Harper!

  • Angus
    September 03, 2014 - 08:38

    I agree all Senators (& MPs) should be investigated regarding their taxpayer funded budgets. As for the NDP they just can't help themselves, always with the overkill and one step too far, for the purer than pure. Except of course they ain't so pure anymore. Soon they'll have folks pitying Duffy, like the Toronto Star has people doing for Ford, because of their over the top persecustion.

  • Liberal Dong
    September 03, 2014 - 06:11

    All of the Senators should be investigated,Im sure there are alot more crooks like Mike Duffy whom are laughing all the way to the bank, I hope this will be the last we will see and hear about Duffy after his court hearing.

  • Islander
    September 02, 2014 - 20:36

    Mike Duffy is alleged to have done some dealing not proven in Court. NOW, that will take it course. What about the others? What are they waiting for, the next election or Harper retiring, than bury it all.

  • don
    September 02, 2014 - 16:32

    mike duffy is a fall guy for the higher ups like, Nigel Wrigh. he is just as guilty. but i think there is more to this and mike has the proof and you all will be surprised when it is known.

  • maybe NDP
    September 02, 2014 - 15:53

    Maybe NDP should pay the $1.17 million for breaking spending rules

    • townie2
      September 02, 2014 - 19:33

      maybe they will, but their not facing criminal charges either, and they don't have a party hack to write them a cheque.

  • TheWayThingsReallyWork
    September 02, 2014 - 14:10

    Someone should be investigating the person show signed Duffy's travel claims. All travel claims are approved by both Admin and Finance units and signed by Duffy's boss or someone with signing authority delegated to them by Duffy's boss. That person is responsible for ensuring that all travel claims and expenses are legitimate. This process has existed for years and was instituted by Treasury Board.