Senate knew of contracting, residency failings as early as 2010, argues Sen. Duffy’s defence lawyer

An internal Senate audit by Ernst & Young in 2010 found ‘There is a lack of clear guidelines and criteria clarifying what activities constitute a Parliamentary function’ and ‘there is no clear guidance between partisan activities relating to Senate business (allowable expenses) and partisan activities on behalf of political party.’

Sonia Makhlouf, a Senate human resources directorate officer who once was responsible for reviewing Senator contracts before passing them on to the Senate Finance Directorate for final processing and payment purpose, is a witness in the Mike Duffy fraud and breach of trust trial. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

By Tim Naumetz

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, April 15, 2015 2:18 PM

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