Senator Mike Duffy: ‘I would never do anything to betray the public trust’

Embattled Senator Mike Duffy — who represents Cavendish, PEI — has just released the following statement:

“As a Prince Edward Islander, born and bred, I am proud to represent my province and its interests in the Senate of Canada.

“I represent taxpayers with care, and Canadians know I would never do anything to betray the public trust.

“I have a home in Prince Edward Island as required by law. I will have no further comment until this review is complete.”

Also this morning, the Senate released a statement saying it has hired an external auditor to look at the residency claims and expenses of Duffy, Patrick Brazeau and Mac Harb.

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Senator Mike Duffy: ‘I would never do anything to betray the public trust’

  1. Well we all know nothing’s going to happen to Duffy. White Privilege.

    • OH! How racist!

  2. Yet another Harper CPC appointee who uses ignorance of the system as a defence. Is anyone else getting tired of this same song be sung over, and over?

    • It never ceases to amaze me how quickly the sins of the politician (or in this case the Senator), are blamed on the party leader. I’m sure our PM knows the mind and morals of each of his party representatives to the depth of their soul. NOT.

  3. would you like a “hug from a thug” mike ?

  4. You already have betrayed the public trust Senator when you broke the code of ethics of your profession !

    Why should I trust you to know what is ethical from what is not – or what is right from wrong ?

    Your nomination was a big mistake, in a series of mistakes, on the part of the person responsible.

  5. William Blake ~ The Liar:

    Deceiver, dissembler
    Your trousers are alight
    From what pole or gallows
    Shall they dangle in the night?

    When I asked of your career
    Why did you have to kick my rear
    With that stinking lie of thine
    Proclaiming that you owned a mine?

    When you asked to borrow my stallion
    To visit a nearby-moored galleon
    How could I ever know that you
    Intended only to turn him into glue?

  6. How do Canadians know you’re not corrupt?

  7. And we’re supposed to believe anything he has to say? Why?

    A fake journalist is appointed as a fake senator by a fake government that assumed power after a fake election.

  8. A Conservative, a Liberal and a criminally accused all look like they do not meet the residency requirement under the Canada Constitution Act, the expenses should be disallowed and they all should do the right thing and vacate their seats immediately.

  9. Maybe a fiercely offended Jason will deport him … to PEI.

  10. This Canadian feels that the “public trust” has MOST CERTAINLY been betrayed.

  11. Here are the facts we know. Duffy owns a home in PEI, so does he own a home in Kanata, Ontario. He gets his healthcare in Ontario. He doesn’t even have a health card from PEI! And he did not get the tax credit from the PEI government for home ownership. Why does Duffy just show us his tax returns – his province of residence will be there. By the way, what was Duffy’s role in making Stephane Dion looked incompetent at the CTV interview?

    • Duffy is an out and out liar. If your real residence is in one province, but have to be in another for a different reason such as school, or work, you simply contact your provincial ministry of health and they cover you while you are in the other province. It is as simple as that. That is what I was told to do by OHIP when I went out of province for university because that is how your residency works.

    • Stephane Dion didn’t need any help from Mike Duffy. He “looked incompetent” all by himself.

  12. I lost my respect for ‘senator’ Duffy years ago while attending Canada Day Celebrations on Parliament Hill, following the accidental death of Michael Trudeau. The former newsman tracked down Margaret Trudeau, obviously still deeply mourning the loss of her son, and began relentlesslyt asking her how she was feeling. No class then, no class now.

  13. How about looking at Mr. Duffy’s property taxes. Property tax on a second property (i.e. a cottage) are usually much higher than on your primary residence, because it is considered a luxury and not a necessity.

  14. “….Canadians know…”

    At least those two words are accurate

  15. What’s really ironic is that if Mr. Duffy were still a news reporter and this was happening to someone else, he would be all over it and on the National, “Mike Duffy reporting from Ottawa.”

    • He wouldn’t be on the National, he hangs out over on Sun Tv now a days, with the rest of the Conservatives.

  16. That’s a pitiful excuse for an explanation.

  17. If you stare at that image long enough he starts to look like Violator from Spawn.

    • Long enough being about 18 seconds?

  18. I guess future Senators, especially former journalists, will have to sign a declaration stating their ability to read.

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