Senator Mike Duffy’s suing the Senate and RCMP for $7.8-million in lost income and general damages after being suspended without pay during a trial that found him not guilty of fraud, breach of trust and bribery.
His lawyer, Lawrence Greenspon, says the Senate ”acted unconstitutionally” and that the Mounties were negligent in their investigation.
”Mike has been through a very difficult four or five-year period … His reputation for many Canadians doesn’t take into account the fact that he’s been completely absolved by a court decision.”
Ontario Court Justice Charles Vaillancourt found Duffy not guilty last year of all 31 charges against him and criticized the political machinations of the Prime Minister’s Office.
Duffy’s lawyer did not rule out suing the Conservative Party butt said ultimately the damage to his client was caused by the upper chamber.