Senator Mike Duffy has — finally — addressed the media with regard to allegations that he claimed over $33,000 in 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, have suggested that the former CTV journalist has lived in his Ottawa home for many years and even votes in the Ottawa region.
On Friday, the Canadian Press reported that Senate Standing Committee Chair David Tkachuk is in fact seeking a legal opinion on the question of Duffy’s residency. He's also asked audit firm Deloitte to review the travel expenses of Duffy and two other senators.
The embattled senator released this statement shortly thereafter.
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As a Prince Edward Islander, born and bred, I am proud to represent my province and its interests in the Senate of Canada.
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