Senator Duffy accuses Prime Minister Harper of elaborate cover-up
Conservative motions could be introduced in the Senate today to suspend Senators Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau for improper expense claims.
The trio faces the threat of suspension without pay for ``gross negligence'' in the management of resources.
The debate comes as Mike Duffy's lawyer laid out some evidence amassed by the former Tory while accusing the Prime Minister's Office of an elaborate coverup.
Donald said Prime Minister Harper's then-chief of staff Nigel Wright told Duffy in an email last December that his housing claims were legitimate. Bayne also claimed the P-M-O threatened to have Duffy removed from the Senate if he didn't accept a plan to defuse the whole expense situation.
New Democrat MP Charlie Angus says Harper needs to tell Canadians what he knows about the affair.
The prime minister side-stepped specific questions in the Commons about Duffy's claims that he did nothing wrong. Harper said his former chief of staff Nigel Wright has accepted full responsibility for his role in the scandal.