OTTAWA – Nigel Wright, Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s former chief of staff, is defending his actions in light of new RCMP allegations that he committed breach of trust by writing a $90,000 cheque on behalf of Sen. Mike Duffy.
In a statement, Wright says: “My intention was always to secure repayment of funds owed to taxpayers. I acted within the scope of my duties and remain confident that my actions were lawful. I have no further comment at this time.”
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