Apr 19, 2013

By AM740 Staff

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Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s parliamentary House leader is denying that Conservative Senator Mike Duffy ever promised to repay his P.E.I. housing allowance.

Peter Van Loan was responding to reports that Duffy has reneged on his public pledge to repay tens of thousands of dollars he collected by claiming that a cottage on Prince Edward Island was his principal residence.

In fact  Duffy is a long-time Ottawa resident with a full-time home in the capital making him ineligible for the secondary residence subsidy.

Duffy, a former broadcaster  issued a statement in February  in the midst of a Senate expense scandal that said he would repay the funds.

However, Duffy said this week that he hasn’t yet repaid the money and may not depending on what a Senate audit determines.

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