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Mike Duffy: Voluntarily, if necessary

‘Words are important’


Two months ago, Senator Mike Duffy decided he didn’t want to be a distraction and so he would be repaying the living allowance he claimed.

“So my wife and I discussed it, and we decided that in order to turn the page, to put all this behind us, we are going to voluntarily pay back my living expenses related to the house we have in Ottawa.”

Now, Senator Duffy says he will repay those expenses if he is found to have made an inappropriate claim.

“We haven’t heard from Deloitte. But I said I’m a man of my word, and if repayment is required, it’ll be repaid,” Duffy said outside the Senate Thursday. “I didn’t say I made a mistake. I said I may have made a mistake,” he said. “Words are important.”

Update 5:49pm. In a statement, Mike Duffy says he paid back his housing allowance in March. It’s not clear how to square that with his comments yesterday. In a separate statement, the Senate says he paid $90,172.24.


Mike Duffy: Voluntarily, if necessary

  1. Frank Magazine, all is forgiven! Micheal Bate is 103.

  2. repost from xxxx – He’s going to stiff us just like he stiffed the Las Vegas casinos years
    ago. He has a long history of never paying back money he owes. Ask the
    casinos who hold his markers.


  3. Fortunately many words are not needed to sum up this situation: Senator Duffy is an ass.

  4. Voluntarily, if necessary, …but not necessarily voluntarily

  5. Response to this has been all over the map today. PVL is a bold-faced liar, said Duffy never said he would pay back, then Duffster says he has, after playing coy with media all week, so now Senate says he did — I honestly don’t believe any one of these lying Conservatives. Why do people call Liberals elite — could any of them try to act more elite than Puffy?