Will Duffy trial compel Conservatives to move on overdue accountability reforms?

The question is whether the Conservatives are ready to respond with new accountability measures to ‘put in the window,’ as several political observers put it, if they’re deemed to be necessary following any new revelations from the Duffy trial, or if they can still fall back on the Federal Accountability Act’s provisions from 2006.

Former foreign affairs minister John Baird, centre, pictured with Rob Nicholson, has also taken various corporate positions since his surprise retirement announcement in February: with mining giant Barrick Gold’s international advisory board, Canadian Pacific’s board of directors, and as a business adviser to Hong Kong-based billionaire Richard Li.The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Mark Burgess

PUBLISHED :Friday, April 10, 2015 6:56 PM

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