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PMO lawyer Perrin left post one day after Duffy payment: documents

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Former PMO lawyer Benjamin Perrin

PARLIAMENT HILL – Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s PMO lawyer, who was in the thick of 2013 negotiations and crisis management over Senator Mike Duffy’s housing allowance and expense claims, left his job one day after a $90,000 bank transfer from Mr. Harper’s chief of staff allowed Senator Duffy to repay the Senate and briefly suspend the controversy, newly released documents show.

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PMO lawyer Perrin left post one day after Duffy payment: documents

Photo handout
Former PMO lawyer Benjamin Perrin

PARLIAMENT HILL – Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s PMO lawyer, who was in the thick of 2013 negotiations and crisis management over Senator Mike Duffy’s housing allowance and expense claims, left his job one day after a $90,000 bank transfer from Mr. Harper’s chief of staff allowed Senator Duffy to repay the Senate and briefly suspend the controversy, newly released documents show.

  

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Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Lobbyists, MPs get in on the ice bucket challenge for ALS Sept. 3, 2014

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The team at Summa Strategies took the ice bucket challenge last week at the Parliament Pub. Summa challenged board members from the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) to take it next. From left: intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Louis-Alexandre Lanthier, consultant Kate Harrison, vice-president Jim Armour, vice-president Robin MacLachlan, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin, and consultant Angela Christiano.
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The Government Relations Institute of Canada board members take the ice bucket challenge.
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GRIC directors feel the chill.
The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
From left: GRIC president Andre Albinati, secretary Joanne Dobson, board members Kevin Desjardins and Alayne Crawford, treasurer Phil Cartwright, and board members Alex Maheu and Jason Kerr.
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Health Minister Rona Ambrose gets in on the ice bucket challenge.
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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair.
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Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

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