If Stephen Harper was hoping that proroguing Parliament would make the many Senate scandals disappear, he was sadly mistaken.
On Tuesday, CBC News reported that Senator Mike Duffy — using taxpayer dollars — paid a contractor almost $65,000 for "little or no apparent work" over a four year period between 2009 and 2012.
According to CBC, the RCMP is seeking banking information to find out where exactly the money went.
In the affidavit pertaining to Duffy, Cpl. Greg Horton says he believes Duffy "hired a friend as a consultant over an approximate four year period, and paid him a total of approximately $65,000 during that time, for little or no apparent work."
Horton said in the affidavit that the friend, Gerald Donohue, was interviewed by investigators "and acknowledged that he produced no tangible work product for Duffy."
Donahue, who used to work with Duffy at CTV, has cooperated with investigators. He told the RCMP that he didn't see the money because it went into his business.Read More »from RCMP allege Mike Duffy gave $65,000 Senate contract to friend for “little or no apparent work”