Today Begins the Trial That Could Bring Down
The Harper Government
Former Conservative Senator Mike Duffy, begins his trial today with 31 charges laid against him. Bribery and fraud and accepting a 90k cheque to pay back falsified expenses will be a major part of the case, however, what the Prime Minister knew and did not know will be paramount to finally getting answers on what happened. Did PM Stephen Harper know of the 90k cheque that Nigel Wright had given to Mike Duffy and if so, when did he know it. The cheque was given to Duffy in March through their lawyers, the media started questioning this in May and that is when our Prime Minister said he first learned of it.
Will this trial show that our PM did know and lied to the Canadian people about it? The 41 days of Parliamentary witnesses will certainly stir things up for the Conservatives coming up to a federal election this fall.