Almost no rules to prevent Senators from claiming partisan activity expenses, says former Senate law clerk at Duffy trial

The only restrictions on using Senate resources for partisan activity are prohibitions against spending Senate money while campaigning for elections or using Senate funds to pay delegate fees for political party conventions.

Suspended Senator Mike Duffy leaves the Ottawa courthouse on April 8. He is on trial for 31 counts of fraud, breach of trust and bribery.The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED :Thursday, April 9, 2015 10:47 PM

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