May 15, 2013
By Michael Kramer
The federal NDP is calling for an independent investigation to look into what the party says is unethical behaviour and coverups inside the Prime Minister’s office.
The call comes after reports that the Prime Minister’s chief of staff personally footed the 90-thousand-dollar bill to help Mike Duffy repay improper housing expenses.
A source said the money is a gift – not a loan and that Nigel Wright and Duffy are friends and that Duffy had been experiencing financial difficulties.
Meanwhile – NDP ethics critic Charlie Angus says the charge is very serious.
He has demanded that police investigate whether any laws were broken when Duffy, Mac Harb and Patrick Brazeau claimed the expenses.