Both NDP leader Thomas Mulcair and Liberal leader Justin Trudeau did a great job interrogating Prime Minister Harper this week about the Senate expense scandal.
They asked poignant questions such as: what did the PM know, when did he know it and why did it take him so long to cut ties with his now former Chief of Staff Nigel Wright.
One question I'd like to see asked is: Why the heck did he appoint Mike Duffy to the Senate in the first place?
Is it because of his intellect?
Was it, as Elizabeth May recently suggested, a reward for shaming Stephan Dion on national TV during the 2008 election campaign?
Or was it because Duffy is a 'celebrity' that would help the party with fundraising?
[ Related: Bank of Canada tries to kill the $90,000 ‘Duffybuck’ ]
CBC News has uncovered some emails that perhaps suggest it's the latter.
The emails, from 2009, are between Duffy and a Conservative insider.
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The email asks for advice about how Duffy should be compensated for what the email calls "my expanded role