Harper back on hot seat for Senate expenses in Question Period today
Watch May 29 video above as Opposition Leader Thomas Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau go after Prime Minister Stephen Harper for Senator Mike Duffy’s residence expense claims while campaigning for the Conservative party.
OTTAWA – Prime Minister Stephen Harper was back on the hot seat in the Commons as the opposition leaders pepper him for a second straight day with questions about the Senate expense scandal.
NDP Leader Tom Mulcair and Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau are both demanding that Harper detail his involvement in the handling of the affair.
But Harper is sticking to the account he has given for the last week, saying he knew nothing of a payment from his former chief of staff, Nigel Wright, to Sen. Mike Duffy until after the fact.
Harper is promising full co-operation with any investigations.
Ethics officers are looking into the scandal and the Senate has voted to send the question of Duffy’s expenses to the RCMP.
© The Canadian Press, 2013