Prime Minister Stephen Harper has acknowledged that his Conservative party paid the legal expense of embatted Senator Mike Duffy.
That, after Duffy was told by Harper that he acted illegally by claiming 90-thousand dollars in housing expenses, and should pay the money back.
Harper told the Commons it's a normal practice of political parties to pay the legal expenses of its members.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau says that is sure to raise alarm bells for people who donate money to the Conservative party.
Harper continued today to call for the suspension of three former Tory senators from the upper chamber, saying he's convinced they acted improperly in filing housing and travel expense claims.
But Trudeau says Harper also needs to take responsibility, at least, for the actions of his office in trying to pay the expenses of Senator Duffy.
Yesterday, Duffy told the Senate that ``at least'' two cheques were written in what he called an elaborate ``fraud'' to cover up his expenses.
But Duffy also maintained that he was told his expenses were legitimate.