Oct 09, 2013
By Andy Johnson
New allegations have been levied against embattled former Conservative Senator Mike Duffy and the leader of the NDP says it’s another reason to eliminate the upper chamber. The R.C.M.P. alleges Duffy awarded 65-thousand dollars in Senate contracts to a friend who did little actual work for the money and is seeking access to bank account records related to the allegation. The lead investigator says based on fresh findings, they are looking at new allegations of fraud and breach of trust against the Senator. No charges have been laid and Duffy says he won’t comment while police are investigating. N.D.P. Leader Tom Mulcair says the new allegations demonstrate yet again why he believes the Senate needs to be abolished. Mulcair calls the senate, “unelected, unaccountable and under indictment”.