He might have just become the most popular man in the senate […] they should take 10% of what they were going to spend on legal bills and buy Senator Duffy a car or something.
We’re not big on scandals in Canadian politics. Compared to our neighbours south of the border, ours are few and far between. The biggest in recent memory, is Senator Mike Duffy. In 2014, he was charged with 31 criminal offenses, including fraud, breach of trust and bribery. And this week, he was acquitted of all 31 charges. This scandal, and the subsequent acquittal, have once again spurred conversations on Senate reform.
Allie goes over the top issues in Ottawa with David – Mike Duffy’s acquittal among them – and then talks with Colin MacDonald. Colin is a senior consultant at Navigator and a regular on the show. Allie and Colin talk about Mike Duffy’s image and go over what could happen with Canada’s “sober second thought”.