Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parliament Audio 5:35 PM ET

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Parliament Audio 5:35 PM ET

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Parliament Audio 5:35 PM ET

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P10 - (Duffy-Senate) OTTAWA. x-16s. Senator Mike Duffy is asking Ontario's Court of Appeal to overturn a decision blocking him from suing the Senate for millions of dollars over his dramatic and protracted suspension without pay more than five years ago. Duffy's lawyer, Lawrence Greenspon, says a ruling last month by Justice Sally Gomery erred in law on a number of fronts, and essentially equates parliamentary privilege with immunity. ("..Justice Gomery.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Duffy is asking the appeal court to set aside Gomery's ruling and order the Senate to cover his legal costs. Duffy is seeking 7.8-million dollars in damages in the wake of the high-profile investigation of his expense claims, which culminated in his acquittal on 31 criminal charges in 2016. …

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