On Friday, Postmedia reported that Mike Duffy approached the Prime Minister to discuss his expenses after a caucus meeting in February. The CBC says that meeting occurred on February 13—putting this conversation in the middle of what now seems a pivotal month in this affair.
On February 4, it was reported that Mr. Duffy’s had attempted to expedite his application for a PEI health card. On February 8, David Tkachuk, chair of the Senate’s internal economy committee announced that the residency declarations and expenses of Patrick Brazeau, Mac Harb and Mike Duffy had been referred to auditors. According to the Senate internal economy committee’s report on Mr. Duffy, the committee asked Deloitte to audit Mr. Duffy’s expenses on February 14.
According to CTV, an email dated February 20 indicates a “scenario” had been worked out with Nigel Wright. On February 22, Mike Duffy announced that he would repay the housing allowance he had claimed.