Duffy released this statement to CTV News late Friday afternoon:
"I have always said that I am a man of my word.
In keeping with the commitment I made to Canadians, I can confirm that I repaid these expenses in March 2013."
CTV claims that the money was paid back in March and that was confirmed by the Senate.
You'll recall, a couple of months ago, Duffy faced a barrage of negative media attention with regard to allegations that he claimed a Senate living allowances that he wasn't legally entitled to.
The living allowance is for individuals who keep a 'second home' in Ottawa and a primary residence somewhere else. Media reports, however, suggested that the former CTV journalist had lived in his Ottawa home for many years and even voted in the Ottawa region.
Then, finally, on Feb. 22, Duffy did the right thing and said he would voluntarily pay back the money.
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