After a 7 week break the expenses trial of embattled Senator Mike Duffy has resumed in Ottawa.
Stephen Harper’s former chief of staff and key prosecution witness Nigel Wright has taken to the stand to put his version of events forward, answering questions about how he came to give Duffy 90-thousand dollars to pay back questionable Senate expenses.
Questions abound surrounding the extent of Stephen Harper’s knowledge about the money given to Duffy by Wright, with the Prime Minister maintaining that he knew nothing of it.
Meanwhile, the developments in Ottawa have unsurprisingly drawn the attention of the opposition leaders on the campaign trail today.
Speaking in Quebec, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair accused the Harper of Government of being rife with corruption, adding that ”Nigel Wright might be on the witness stand, but it’s Stephen Harper who’s on trial”
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau also making reference to court proceedings but only to say that while everyone else is talking about ”all the things that went wrong with the Harper Government”, he is going to be talking about ”how we fix Canada, and how we build a strong economy for the future of Canadians”.