Nigel Wright: 'I ... remain confident that my actions were lawful'

A new court filing offers a new account of what happened

As CP reports, new documents from the RCMP allege Nigel Wright, the Prime Minister’s former chief of staff, broke the law when he paid Mike Duffy $90,000 to repay Mr. Duffy’s expenses.

Nigel Wright’s lawyer passes along the following statement from Mr. Wright.

“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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